EU mergers and takeovers (Oct 29)

BRUSSELS, Oct 29 (BestGrowthStock) – The following are mergers under
review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU
merger process:

APPROVALS AND WITHDRAWALS:

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

— EADS (EAD.PA: ) and Atlas Elektronic to merge their
subsidiaries to form a joint venture in maritime security
(approved Oct. 28)

NEW LISTINGS:

— U.S. company Tyco Electronics (TEL.N: ) to acquire
broadband equipment maker ADC Telecommunications (ADCT.O: )
(notified Oct. 28/deadline Dec. 6)

— Irish glass product maker Ardagh Glass Group [ARDGR.UL]
to acquire metal packaging company Impress (notified Oct.
26/deadline Dec. 2)

EXTENSIONS AND OTHER CHANGES:

None

FIRST-STAGE REVIEWS BY DEADLINE:

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)

NOV 9

— Construction company Zublin, which is owned by Austrian
builder Strabag SE (STRV.VI: ), and German industrial company VMT
to form a joint venture (notified Oct. 1/deadline Nov.
9/simplified)

— French engineering group Alstom (ALSO.PA: ) to acquire
joint control of Russian train equipment producer JSC
Transmashholding (TMH) (notified Oct. 1/deadline Nov.
9/simplified)

— Hong Kong’s TPV Technology (0903.HK: ) to acquire Dutch
electronics group Philips’ (PHG.AS: ) branded PC monitor business,
its branded public signage business and its branded CTV business
in China (notified Oct. 1/deadline Nov. 9)

— Swedish security services firm Securitas AB (SECUb.ST: ) to
acquire British firm Reliance Security Services (notified Oct.
1/deadline Nov. 9)

NOV 10

— French bank Credit Agricole (CAGR.PA: ) to acquire sole
control of Italian bank Cassa di Risparmio della Spezia SpA,
which is indirectly controlled by Intesa Sanpaolo SpA (ISP.MI: )
(notified Sept. 20/deadline extended to Nov. 10 from Oct. 25
after member states submitted a referral request)

NOV 11

— Private equity firm Sun Capital to acquire Dutch
department store chain Divisie Vroom & Dreesmann (notified Oct.
5/deadline Nov. 11/simplified)

NOV 12

— Norwegian industrial company Aker (AKER.OL: ) and private
equity firm Lindsay Goldberg to set up a joint venture (notified
Oct. 6/deadline Nov. 12/simplified)

EU mergers and takeovers (Oct 29)