Essilor International SA (ESSI.PA)
WASHINGTON The world's biggest eyeglass frame maker is planning to merge with the largest lens maker in a tie-up U.S. antitrust experts fear will be bad news for consumers, but could still be approved.
BRUSSELS, Nov 6 The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger process:
BRUSSELS EU antitrust regulators have suspended an investigation into the $54 billion merger between French glasses group Essilor and Italy's Luxottica after the companies failed to provide requested data.
BRUSSELS, Nov 3 EU antitrust regulators have suspended an investigation into the $54 billion merger between French glasses group Essilor and Italy's Luxottica after the companies failed to provide requested data.
* Decided to not oppose the proposed merger between Essilor International (Essilor) and Luxottica Group S.P.A Source text: (http://bit.ly/2yPQCbq) Further company coverage:
PARIS French eyewear group Essilor said on Tuesday it was confident of securing European Union approval for its $54 billion merger with Italian peer Luxottica after the EU launched a full-scale probe into its impact on competition.
* Essilor shares rise, among top stocks in Paris (Adds shares, analyst comment)
* Essilor Chief Operating Officer Laurent Vacherot says group looks at European Commission probe into planned merger with Luxottica "with serenity and confidence" Further company coverage: (Paris Newsroom)
PARIS, Oct 24 Eyewear group Essilor, which is in the process of merging with Italian peer Luxottica , confirmed its 2017 outlook on the back of stronger sales in the third quarter.
* not seeing any downside effect on sales from the announcement of the merger with Essilor Further company coverage: (Reporting by Milan newsroom)