EU mergers and takeovers (April 8)

miércoles 8 de abril de 2009 18:14 CEST

BRUSSELS, April 8 (Reuters) - The following are mergers under review by the European Commission, and a brief guide to the EU merger process:


-- Italian electricity supplier Enel (ENEI.MI: Cotización) plans to acquire sole control of Spanish peer Endesa (ELE.MC: Cotización) (approved April 8)


-- Swiss drugs industry supplier Lonza Group Ltd LONN.VX and Israeli generic drugs maker Teva Pharmaceuticals (TEVA.TA: Cotización), to form a worldwide joint venture to produce and commercialise biosimilar products (notified April 4/deadline May 14)

-- Dutch ForFarmers, involved in the Agricultural sector, controlled by Dutch Cooperatie FromFarmers U.A., to buy Cefetra BV, a Dutch supplier of raw materials to feed, food and fuel industries (notified April 3/deadline May 14)