EU mergers and takeovers (Aug 9)

Mon Aug 9, 2010 8:46am EDT

 BRUSSELS, Aug 9 (Reuters) - The following are mergers under
review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU
merger process:
 
 APPROVALS AND WITHDRAWALS:
 -- Finnish industrial group Rettig to acquire full control
of Finnish limestone producer Nordkalk (approved Aug. 6)
 
 NEW LISTINGS:
 -- Private equity firm Carlyle [CYL.UL] to acquire U.S.
nutritional supplements maker NBTY NTY.N (notified Aug.
6/deadline Sept. 10/simplified)
 -- Private equity firms Clayton, Dubilier & Rice and Goldman
Sachs (GS.N) to acquire U.S. medical products provider HGI
(notified Aug. 6/deadline Sept. 10/simplified)
 -- German broadcasters ProSieBenSat.1 Media PSMG_p.DE and
RTL to set up a joint venture for an open internet platform for
TV (notified Aug. 6/deadline Sept. 10)
 
 EXTENSIONS AND OTHER CHANGES:
 None
 
 FIRST-STAGE REVIEWS BY DEADLINE: 
 
 AUG 9
 -- Anglo Irish Bank [ANGIB.UL] and Royal Bank of Scotland
(RBS.L) acquire joint control of Irish retail store chain
Arnotts Holdings (notified July 2/deadline Aug. 9)
 -- Swiss drugmaker Novartis (NOVN.VX) to acquire rest of
U.S. eye care company Alcon ACL.N (notified June 18/deadline
extended to Aug. 9 from July 26 after Novartis submitted
commitments)
 
 AUG 11
 -- German transport company Deutsche Bahn [DBN.UL] to
acquire British peer Arriva ARI.L (notified June 22/deadline
extended to Aug. 11 from July 28 after Deutsche Bahn offered
commitments)
 
 AUG 16
 -- Veolia Transport, part of French utility Veolia (VIE.PA),
and Transev, owned by French state bank Caisse des Depots (CDC),
to merge (notified June 25/deadline extended to Aug. 16 from
Aug. 2 after national regulators requested that the case be
referred to them)
 
 AUG 17
 -- Malaysian shipping firm MISC Berhad (MISC.KL), an
indirect subsidiary of Petronas [PETR.UL], to acquire a joint
controlling stake in oil product storage terminal operator VTTI,
which is an indirect subsidiary of Vitol Holding B.V. (notified
July 12/deadline Aug. 17/simplified)
 -- U.S. private equity firm Fortress Investment Group
(FIG.N) to acquire Residential Capitaltal is a subsidiary of
GMAC Financial Services (notified July 12/deadline Aug.
17/simplified)
 
 AUG 20
 -- Dutch food company Vion to acquire Dutch meat producer
Weyl's Dutch assets (notified July 15/deadline Aug. 20)
 -- Private equity investor Silver Lake and BC Funds to
acquire joint control of U.S. healthcare provider Multiplan
Holdings (notified July 20/deadline Aug. 25/simplified)
 
 AUG 23
 -- German publishing group Bertelsmann (BTGGg.F) via its
Luxembourg-based subsidiary Bertelsmann Digital Media
Investments (BDMI) and media group Dumont Venture Holding GmbH
to acquire stakes in Germany's LearnShip Networks GmbH (notified
July 23/deadline Aug. 28/simplified)
 -- Triton Fund III to acquire sole control  of water product
company Tyco Waterworks Europe (notified July 23/deadline Aug.
27/simplified)
 -- French dairy group Lactalis to acquire the dairy business
of Spanish food company Ebro Puleva EVA.MC (notified July
2/deadline extended to Aug. 23 from Aug. 9 after national
regulators asked for the case to be referred to them. Companies
submitted commitments on Aug. 2)