September 6, 2010 / 10:08 AM / in 7 years

EU mergers and takeovers (Sept 6)

 BRUSSELS, Sept 6 (Reuters) - The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger process:
 -- 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)
 -- 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)
 SEPT 10
     -- 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)
 SEPT 14
 -- British tour operator Thomas Cook (TCG.L) to acquire Germany’s Oger Tours (notified Aug. 10/deadline Sept. 14)
 SEPT 15
 -- 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)
 SEPT 17
 -- 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)
 SEPT 20
 -- 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. 20/simplified)
 SEPT 21
 -- 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)
 SEPT 22
 -- 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. 22/simplified)
 -- U.S. technology distributor Tech Data Corp (TECD.O) to acquire Netherlands-based technology company Triade Holding (notified Aug. 18/deadline Spet. 22)

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