November 28, 2008 / 3:13 PM / 10 years ago

EU mergers and takeovers (Nov 28)

BRUSSELS, Nov 28 (Reuters) - The following are proposed mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures under review by the European Commission, and a brief guide to the EU merger process:




— France’s Aeroports de Paris (ADP.PA), which operates and manages airport installations, and Swiss airport retailer the Nuance Group, partly owned by Stefanel (STEP.MI), form a joint venture to operate shops at the Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Paris-Orly airports (notified Nov. 21/deadline Jan. 7)

— Japanese pharmaceutical firm Teijin Pharma Ltd, owned by carbon fibre maker Teijin Ltd (3401.T); and Spanish drugmaker Laboratorios del Dr. Esteve SA, to take joint control of Oximeplus, a provider of hospital and home oxygen therapy (notified Nov. 24/deadline Jan. 8/simplified)





— Deutsche Bank AG (DBKGn.DE) of Germany, UK financial services group Lloyds TSB (LLOY.L) and Antin Infrastructure Partners FCPR, an investment fund sponsored by French bank BNP Paribas (BNPP.PA), buy Porterbrook Leasing Co, which supplies operating leases for railway rolling stock and equipment to UK train operators (notified Oct. 27/deadline Dec. 1)

— Italian environmental services and renewable energy provider Greenvision VISA.MI and Japanese trading firm Itochu Corp (8001.T) form a joint venture to acquire Greenvision’s ambiente Photo Solar Srl, a designer of photo-voltaic systems (notified Oct. 27/deadline Dec. 1/simplified)

— Swiss meat processor Bell Holding AG BELN.S, owned by the Coop group, to acquire meat and sausages maker Zimbo Fleisch- und Wurstwaren GmbH & Co KG (notified Oct. 27/deadline Dec. 1/simplified)


— German industrial services and materials supplier ThyssenKrupp Services AG, owned by ThysennKrupp AG (TKAG.DE), buys Germany’s ThyssenKrupp Rohm Kunststoffe GmbH, a seller of semi-finished plastic products and related services (notified Oct. 29/deadline Dec. 3/simplified)


— Iberdrola Renovables SA IBR.MC, a renewable electricity arm of Spanish utility Iberdrola (IBE.MC), to acquire Gamesa Group’s GAM.MC wind farm developer Gamesa Energia SAU (notified Oct. 30/deadline Dec. 4).


— French diversified group Kuehne & Nagel Sarl KNIN.VX to buy Alloin Holding SAS, a French transport services and freight forwarding firm (notified Oct. 31/deadline Dec. 5/simplified)

— French services firm Sodexho SA (EXHO.PA) to buy Zehnacker Group GmbH, a German provider of facility management services (notified Oct. 31/deadline Dec. 5/simplified)

— France Societe Generale (SOGN.PA), through online retail banking and brokerage affiliate Boursorama SA FMTX.PA, form a JV with Spanish retail and savings bank La Caixa CRIT.MC to provide online banking services in Spain (notified Oct. 31/deadline Dec. 5/simplified)

— Austrian mortgage lender RBSK Group, through its subsidiary Raiffeisen Bausparkasse GmbH [RBGES.UL]; German banking and insurance firm DZ Bank DGBGg.F, through its Bausparkasse Schwaebisch Hall AG arm; and Raiffeisen Bank SA of Romania, a subsidiary of Austrian investment and commercial bank RZB RIBH.VI, to take joint control of Romanian mortgage lender HVB Banca pentru Locuinte SA (notified Oct. 10/deadline Dec. 5/simplified)


— French utility group EDF SA (EDF.PA), through special purpose vehicle Lake Acquisitions, to buy UK-based utility British Energy BGY.L (notified Nov. 11/deadline Dec. 8)

— Israeli drugmaker Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd TEVA.O to acquire U.S. biopharmaceutical and generic drugs marketer Barr Pharmaceuticals Inc BRL.N (notified Nov. 3/deadline Dec. 8)

— French risk capital investment firm Apax Partners SA to acquire French information and technology consultancy Altran Technologies (ALTT.PA) (notified Nov. 3/deadline Dec. 8/simplified)

DEC 10

— French water and waste management group Veolia Environnement (VIE.PA), through its subsidiary Veolia Transport, to acquire French sea transport firm SNCM (notified Nov. 5/deadline Dec. 10/simplified)

— Bosch Rexroth AG, a subsidiary of German auto parts maker Robert Bosch GmbH [ROBG.UL], buys Swedish hydraulic drive systems maker Hagglunds Drives AB (notified Nov. 5/deadline Dec. 10)

DEC 11

— Bank of America (BAC.N) to acquire U.S. investment bank Merrill Lynch MER.N (notified Nov. 6/deadline Dec. 11/simplified)

DEC 12

— British aerospace engineering firm GKN plc (GNK.L), through subsidiary GKN Aerospace Services Ltd, to buy Airbus Filton operations, which make and assemble aircraft wing components, owned by Airbus UK and Airbus SAS EAD.PA (notified Nov. 11/ deadline Dec. 12/simplified)

— Danish heating and refrigeration components company Danfoss and Danish solar collectors company SolarCAP acquire joint control of a newly created developer of integrated solar pumps (notified Nov. 7/deadline Dec. 12/simplified)

DEC 15

— Spanish financial group Banco Santander (SAN.MC) and German financial services institution LASG acquire Spanish payment card company Diners Club Spain (notified Nov. 10/deadline Dec. 15/simplified)

DEC 16

— Spanish air transport company Iberia IBLA.MC acquires two Spanish air transport companies, Vueling VULG.MC and Clickair (notified Nov. 11/deadline Dec. 16)

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