November 4, 2008 / 4:08 PM / 10 years ago

EU mergers and takeovers (Nov 4)

BRUSSELS, Nov 4 (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:




— 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).

— 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)




NOV 10

— U.S. computer services and software group International Business Machines (IBM.N) buys French software company Ilog ILOG.PA (notified Oct. 6/deadline Nov. 10)

NOV 11

— Invitrogen Corp IVGN.O, a U.S. supplier of reagents for the life science industry, buys Applied Biosystems ABI.N, a U.S. supplier of instrument-based systems, software and services for the life science industry (notified Oct. 7/deadline Nov. 11)

— Rail Cargo Austria AG, a freight transport and forwarding company, acquires control of the whole of Hungarian peer MAV Cargo (notified Aug. 25/deadline Sept. 29/on Sept. 23, deadline extended to Oct. 13/clock reset on Oct. 13/new deadline Nov. 11)

NOV 14

— U.S. video-game retailer GameStop (GME.N) buys French peer Micromania (notified Oct. 13/deadline Nov. 14/simplified)

— Aircraft maker EADS EAD.PA buys British satellite maker Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (notified Oct. 10/deadline Nov. 14)

— Finnish engineering company Metso Power and power systems maker Wartsila Finland acquire joint control of new Finnish company Noviter, a maker of boiler plants (notified Oct. 10/deadline Nov. 14/simplified)

— Danish transport company AP Moller-Maersk (MAERSKb.CO) buys Danish seaborne transport company Swift Tankers Pool (notified Oct. 10/deadline Nov. 14/simplified)

— Dutch holding company SHV buys Dutch handling systems company Vanderlande (notified Oct. 10/deadline Nov. 14/simplified)

NOV 19

— Terex Corp (TEX.N), a U.S. maker of capital equipment for construction and infrastructure development, buys Fantuzzi Group, a Luxembourg/Italian maker of container-handling equipment (notified Oct. 15/deadline Nov. 19)

NOV 20

— Britain’s International Power Consolidated Holdings Ltd, controlled by International Power plc IPR.L; Belgian chemical products maker Tessenderlo Chemie NV (TESB.BR); and Siemens Project Ventures Gmbh, controlled by Germany’s Siemens AG (SIEGn.DE), form Belgian joint venture T-Power NV to develop, build and operate a power station (notified Oct. 16/deadline Nov. 20/simplified)

— France’s Accueil Partenaires, belonging to hotel group Accor (ACCP.PA); Caisse des Depots et Consignations, a French insurance, real estate and capital investment firm; and RVHS 1% Logements, controlled by a number of inter-professional committees in France, take joint control of SGRHVS, which supplies lodging accommodations to people of modest income (notified Oct. 16/deadline Nov. 20/simplified)

NOV 21

— Japanese automation systems maker Omron Corp 6645.OS and Ficosa International SA, a Spanish maker of auto parts, form a joint venture to make advanced driver assistance systems (notified Oct. 17/deadline Nov. 21/simplified)

NOV 25

— Swedish mobile telecoms equipment maker Ericsson (ERICb.ST) and chipmaker STMicroelectronics (STM.PA) form Swiss joint ventures JVD and JVS (notified Oct. 21/deadline Nov. 25)

— British private equity fund BC Funds, managed by CIE Management II Ltd and advised by BC Partners Ltd, active in various sectors throughout Europe, to acquire Germany’s Starkstrom Geratebau, which makes electrical power transformers (notified Oct. 21/deadline Nov. 25/simplified)

NOV 27

— MidAmerican Energy Holdings Co, present in different energy businesses and controlled by diversified investment group Berkshire Hathaway (BRKa.N), to acquire power generation and energy supplier Constellation Energy Group Inc CEG.N (notified Oct. 23/deadline Nov. 27/simplified)


— 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)


— French banking and insurance group BNP Paribas SA (BNPP.PA) to buy Fortis FOR.BRFOR.AS entities Fortis Bank SA/NV, Fortis Bank Luxembourg SA and Fortis Insurance Belgium SA/NV (notified Oct. 29/deadline Dec. 3)

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