EU mergers and takeovers (March 3)

BRUSSELS, March 3 Wed Mar 3, 2010 11:39am EST

BRUSSELS, March 3 (Reuters) - The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger process:

APPROVALS AND WITHDRAWALS:

-- U.S. oil storage services company Statoil South Riding Point LLC, part of Norway's Statoil ASA (STL.OL), and towage firm Svitzer (Americas) Ltd, part of Danish shipping and oil group AP Moller-Maersk (MAERSKb.CO), to buy Bahamas-based tugboat operator Freepoint Tug & Towing Services Ltd (approved March 3)

-- Al Shaheen Energy Services Co, controlled by oil group Qatar Petroleum [QATPE.UL], and U.S. industrial group General Electric (GE.N) acquire joint control of oil services provider the PII Group Ltd and PII North America LLC, currently owned by General Electric (approved March 3)

NEW LISTINGS:

-- French technology company Dassault Systemes (DAST.PA) to buy sales and client support operations of U.S. computer services company IBM (IBM.N) (notified Feb. 24/deadline March 31)

EXTENSIONS AND OTHER CHANGES:

None

FIRST-STAGE REVIEWS BY DEADLINE:

MARCH 12

-- U.S. tool maker Stanley Works (SWK.N) to acquire U.S. peer Black & Decker Corp BDK.N (notified Feb. 5/deadline March 12)

-- British private equity investment company Lloyds TSB Development Capital Ltd (LDC), owned by Lloyds Banking Group (LLOY.L), to acquire British chemicals company Petrochem Carless Holdings Ltd (notified Feb. 5/deadline March 12/simplified)

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