EU mergers and takeovers (Sept 28)

BRUSSELS, Sept 28 (BestGrowthStock) – The following are mergers
under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the
EU merger process:

APPROVALS AND WITHDRAWALS:

— U.S. insurance brokerage Aon Corp (AON.N: ) to acquire
Hewitt Associates (HEW.N: ) (approved Sept. 28)

NEW LISTINGS:

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

EXTENSIONS AND OTHER CHANGES:

None

FIRST-STAGE REVIEWS BY DEADLINE:

SEPT 28

— Hong Kong contract cellphone maker Foxconn (2038.HK: ) to
acquire Polish contract electronics maker Dell (Products)
Poland, owned by U.S. personal computer maker Dell (DELL.O: )
(notified Aug. 24/deadline Sept. 28)

SEPT 30

— U.S. buyout firm TPG [TPG.UL] and Goldman Sachs (GS.N: ) to
acquire diaper-maker Ontex (notified Aug. 26/deadline Sept. 30)

— French car parts supplier Faurecia (EPED.PA: ), which is
majority-owned by French carmaker PSA Peugeot Citroen (PEUP.PA: ),
to acquire German assets of rival Plastal and to acquire shares
in Plastal Spain SA (notified Aug. 26/deadline Sept. 30)

OCT 1

— Private equity firm Lion Capital to acquire French
frozen-food company Picard Groupe (notified Aug. 27/deadline
Oct. 1)

OCT 7

— Austrian pulp producer group Heinzel to acquire paper
company Europapier, which is owned by South African paper maker
Mondi (MNDJ.J: ) (notified Sept. 2/deadline Oct. 7)

OCT 8

— Spanish bank Banco Popular Espanol (POP.MC: ) and France’s
Banque Federative du Credit Mutuel to acquire joint control of
Banco Popular Hipotecario (notified Sept. 3/deadline Oct.
8/simplified)

OCT 11

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

OCT 12

— Private equity firm CVC to acquire Charden International,
the parent of food and drink vending machine operator Autobar
Group [ATBRG.UL] (notified Sept. 7/deadline Oct. 12)

OCT 14

— E.ON Czech Holding, owned by German utility E.ON
(EONGn.DE: ), to acquire sole contrl of Czech gas distributor
Prazska plynarenska a.s (II) (notified Sept. 9/deadline Oct.
14/simplified)

— Private equity investors Advent International and Bain
Capital to acquire Royal Bank of Scotland’s (RBS.L: ) payment
processing company Worldpay (notified Sept. 9/deadline Oct. 14)

EU mergers and takeovers (Sept 28)