BRUSSELS, Sept 6 The following are mergers under
review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU
APPROVALS AND WITHDRAWALS:
-- Private equity firm Carlyle [CYL.UL] to acquire U.S.
nutritional supplements maker NBTY NTY.N (approved Sept. 3)
-- South Korean steelmaker POSCO (005490.KS) to acquire
South Korean trading company Daewoo International (047050.KS)
(approved Sept. 3)
EXTENSIONS AND OTHER CHANGES:
FIRST-STAGE REVIEWS BY DEADLINE:
-- French car parts maker Plastic Omnium (PLOF.PA) to
acquire full control of Belgian vehicle fuel tank supplier
Inergy Automotive Systems, which it jointly owns with Belgian
drugs, chemicals and plastics maker Solvay (SOLB.BR) (notified
Aug. 2/deadline Sept. 6/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)
-- British tour operator Thomas Cook (TCG.L) to acquire
Germany's Oger Tours (notified Aug. 10/deadline Sept. 14)
-- Ukrainian mining and metals group Metinvest BV to acquire
local rival Ilyich Steel Mill MMKI.PFT (notified Aug.
11/deadline Sept. 15/simplified)
-- Anglo-Dutch energy exchange operator APX-ENDEX, which is
majority-owned by Dutch grid operator TenneT, to acquire Belgian
operator Belpex, which is majority-owned by Belgian power grid
operator Elia (ELI.BR). TenneT, Elia and Dutch gas transport
firm Gasuni will take stakes in the combined group (notified
Aug. 11/deadline Sept. 15)
-- Germany's Magna Electronics, part of Canadian auto parts
maker Magna International MGa.TO, and German electronics
company Semikron to set up a joint venture (notified Aug.
13/deadline Sept. 17/simplified)
-- Canadian private equity firm Onex Corp OCX.TO and the
Canada Pension Plan Investment Board to acquire British car
parts maker Tomkins TOMK.L (notified Aug. 16/deadline Sept.
-- Utility firm Osaka Gas UK Ltd., a unit of Japanese energy
supplier Osaka Gas (9532.T), to acquire joint control of Spain's
Planta de Regasificacion de Sagunto (SAGGAS) from Spanish
utility Endesa Generacion S.A. (ELE.MC) (notified Aug.
17/deadline Sept. 21)
-- Private equity firm Triton to acquire the non-wire
entities of Swedish steel producer producer Ovako Holdings AB
(notified Aug. 18/deadline Sept. 22/simplified)
-- Brazilian processed foods company Marfrig Alimentos SA
(MRFG3.SA) to acquire U.S. distributor Keystone Foods from
private equity firm Lindsay Goldberg LLC (notified Aug.
18/deadline Sept. 22)
-- Germany's Deutsche Bank (DBKGn.DE) to acquire Icelandic
generic drugmaker Actavis. (notified Aug. 18/deadline Sept.
-- U.S. technology distributor Tech Data Corp (TECD.O) to
acquire Netherlands-based technology company Triade Holding
(notified Aug. 18/deadline Spet. 22)