EU mergers and takeovers (Oct 15)

BRUSSELS, Oct 15 (BestGrowthStock) – The following are mergers under
review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU
merger process:

APPROVALS AND WITHDRAWALS:

— Brookfield Infrastructure Partners (BIP.N: ) and Australian
fund Prime Infrastructure (PIH.AX: ) to merge (approved Oct. 14)

NEW LISTINGS:

None

EXTENSIONS AND OTHER CHANGES:

None

FIRST-STAGE REVIEWS BY DEADLINE:

OCT 15

— Spanish bank Santander (SAN.MC: ) to acquire British retail
banking assets from Britain’s Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS.L: )
(notified Sept. 10/deadline Oct. 15)

OCT 21

— U.S. private equity firm Apollo Management [APOLO.UL] to
acquire a controlling stake in French aluminium company Alcan
Engineered Products, which is owned by mining group Rio Tinto
(RIO.L: ) (RIO.AX: ) (notified Sept. 16/deadline Oct. 21/simplified)

OCT 25

— British consumer goods group Reckitt Benckiser (RB.L: ) to
acquire condom and sandal maker SSL (SSL.L: ) (notified Sept.
6/deadline extended to Oct. 25 from Oct. 11 after Reckitt
offered commitments)

— Belgian computer leasing company Econocom (EBAB.BR: ) to
acquire IT company ECS from French bank Societe Generale
(SOGN.PA: ) (notified Sept. 20/deadline Oct. 25/simplified)

OCT 26

— Producer producer LWM Potatoes B.V., a subsidiary of
Dutch company Lamb Weston / Meijer V.O.F to acquire a majority
stake in Austrian food producer Frisch & Frost
Nahrungsmittel-Gesellschaft m.b.H. (F&F) from holding company
RWA International Holding GmbH (RWI), which is owned by Austrian
agricultural producer RWA Raiffeisen Ware Austria RWA AG
(notified Sept. 21/deadline Oct. 26)

OCT 27

— Pharmaceutical product retailer Apotheek DocMorris and
German household product retailer K-Mail Order to set up a joint
venture for a pharmacy (notified Sept. 22/deadline Oct.
27/simplified)

OCT 28

— French utility Veolia (VIE.PA: ) to acquire several
European water supply and treatment businesses from British
water utility United Utilities Group (UU.L: ) (notified Sept.
23/deadline Oct. 28/simplified)

— Infrastructure fund Finavias Trado, which is owned by AXA
Private Equity, and Spanish tollway operator Abertis (ABE.MC: ) to
acquire joint control of road concession management company
Autopista Trados M-45 which manages a Spanish highway (notified
Sept. 23/deadline Oct. 28)

OCT 29

— U.S. technology company Intel (INTC.O: ) and U.S.
conglomerate GE (GE.N: ) to set up a healthcare joint venture
(notified Sept. 24/deadline Oct. 29/simplified)

— EADS (EAD.PA: ) and Atlas Elektronic to merge their
subsidiaries to form a joint venture in maritime security
(notified Sept. 24/deadline Oct. 29)

NOV 3

— Private equity firm Cinven [CINV.UL] to acquire British
water meter installer Spice (SPI.L: ) (notified Sept. 27/deadline
Nov. 3/simplified)

NOV 4

— Irish oil company Topaz to acquire a 50 percent stake in
fuel marketing company Shell Aviation Ireland, which is part of
Royal Dutch Shell (RDSa.L: ) (notified Sept. 28/deadline Nov. 4)

NOV 5

— IK to acquire sole control of German pharmaceutical
products company GHD GesundHeits GmbH Deutschland and its
subsidiaries (notified Sept. 29/deadline Nov. 5/simplified)

EU mergers and takeovers (Oct 15)