June 9, 2011 / 10:01 AM / 8 years ago

EU mergers and takeovers (June 9)

 BRUSSELS, June 9 (Reuters) - The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger process:
  
 APPROVALS AND WITHDRAWALS:
 None
  
 NEW LISTINGS:
 None
  
 EXTENSIONS AND OTHER CHANGES:
 — U.S. bug spray maker SC Johnson to acquire Sara Lee Corp’s SLE.N remaining insecticide business (companies withdrew their notification on May 9)
  
 FIRST-STAGE REVIEWS BY DEADLINE
  
 JUNE 9
 — U.S drugmaker Pfizer (PFE.N) to acquire Danish medical devices and consumer healthcare company Ferrosan’s consumer healthcare business (notified May 2/deadline June 9)
 — Thai polyester chain producer Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited (IVL.BK) and Italian polyester filament yarn producer Sinterama SpA to acquire German textile product supplier Trevira GmbH (notified May 2/June 9)
  
 JUNE 14
 — German auto insurers HUK, HDI and WGV to acquire online price comparison site Aspect Online (notified May 4/deadline June 14/simplified)
 — French dairy company Lactalis to acquire Italian milk and diary company Parmalat SpA (PLT.MI) (notified May 4/deadline June 14)
   
 JUNE 15
 — Indian group Aditya Birla to acquire U.S.-based Columbian Chemicals (notified May 5/deadline June 15)
 — Russian holding company Linea, which owns a major stake in Russian mining company Eurochem, to acquire additional shares in Russian holding company Donalink, which holds a major stake in Russian coal miner SUEK (notified April 5/deadline June 15/simplified)
  
 JUNE 16
 — U.S. cable company Liberty Global (LBTYA.O) to acquire German peer KBW from Swedish private fund investor EQT (notified April 19/deadline extended to June 16 from May 30 after national regulators requested that the case be referred to them)
 — French telecoms company Vivendi (VIV.PA) to acquire a 44 percent stake in French telecoms operator SFR from British mobile operator Vodafone (VOD.L) (notified May 6/deadline June 16/simplified)
 — U.S. auto interiors maker Johnson Controls (JCI.N) to acquire German auto parts manufacturer Keiper and the automotive business of Recaro Group (notified May 6/deadline June 16)
 — Austrian building materials maker Wienerberger to acquire control of Austrian tile maker Wibra Beteiligungs which owns a joint stake in tile producer Tondach Gleinstatten (notified May 6/deadline June 16/simplified)
 — U.S. group Danaher (DHR.N) to acquire U.S. medical diagnostics company Beckman Coulter BEC.N (notified May 6/deadline June 16)
  
 JUNE 17
 — Canadian private equity firm Onex OCX.TO to acquire U.S. door maker JELD-WEN (notified May 10/deadline June 17/simplified)
  
 JUNE 21
 — U.S. technology services provider Computer Sciences Corp CSC.N to acquire healthcare software provider iSoft Group ISF.AX (notified May 12/deadline June 21)
 — France’s Caisse des Depots et Consignations, French insurers Predica and Scor (SCOR.PA) to acquire shares in French real estate company SCI BRP (notified May 12/deadline June 21/simplified)
  
 JUNE 22
 — U.S. drugmaker Eli Lilly (LLY.N) to acquire the animal health business assets of Janssen Pharmaceutica, a unit of Johnson & Johnson (JNJ.N) (notified May 13/deadline June 22)
 — German engineering company Siemens’ (SIEGn.DE) light bulb unit Osram to acquire Siteco Lighting (notified May 13/deadline June 22)
  
 JUNE 23
 — Private equity investor Apollo to acquire toy maker Playpower (notified May 16/deadline June 23/simplified)
 — Cie Management II, owned by private equity firm BC Partners [BCPRT.UL], to acquire Italian clothing retailer Gruppo Coin GCN.MI from French private equity firm PAI (notified May 16/June 23/simplified)
  
 JUNE 24
 — Germany’s MediaMarkt-Saturn, owned by German retailer Metro AG MEOG.DE to acquire online electronics retailer Redcoon (notified May 17/deadline June 24)
 — German industrial company Mahle and other shareholders of German motor-cooling and air conditioning company Behr [BEHR.UL] to acquire joint control of Behr (notified May 17/deadline June 24)
  
 JUNE 27
 — U.S. food group General Mills (GIS.N) to acquire a controlling stake in French yoghurt maker Yoplait (notified May 18/deadline June 27/simplified)
  
 JUNE 29
 — Austria’s Raiffeisen Bank International (RBIV.VI) to acquire a majority stake in Poland’s Polbank from Greek lender EFG Eurobank EFGr.AT (notified May 20/deadline June 29/simplified)
 — Sweden’s Seb Trygg Liv Holding to acquire Irish Life International from Irish Life and Permanent Group Holdings IPM.I (notified May 20/deadline June 29/simplified)

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