Tag Archives: ALMUNIA

Mergers: Commission approves Outokumpu’s acquisition of Inoxum, subject to conditions

Brussels, 8-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Following an in-depth review, the European Commission has cleared under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition of Inoxum, the stainless steel division of ThyssenKrupp of Germany, by the Finnish stainless steel company Outokumpu. The approval is … Read the full press release

State aid: Commission extends in-depth investigation into Italian support measures in favour of former Tirrenia Group

Brussels, 8-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Commission has extended the scope of an in-depth investigation opened in October 2011 into public support measures in favour of companies of the former Tirrenia Group (see IP/11/1157), namely Tirrenia di Navigazione, Caremar, Laziomar, Saremar, Siremar … Read the full press release

Mergers: Commission approves joint-venture between ARM, Giesecke & Devrient and Gemalto, subject to conditions

8-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Commission has cleared under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed creation of a joint-venture between ARM, a UK semiconductor intellectual property (“IP”) supplier, Giesecke & Devrient (“G&D”) of Germany and Gemalto of the Netherlands, both … Read the full press release

State aid: Commission approves Cypriot bank guarantee scheme

Brussels, 6-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Commission has authorised, under EU State aid rules, a Cypriot state guarantee scheme for credit institutions until 31 December 2012. The purpose of the scheme is to facilitate the access of eligible credit institutions to … Read the full press release

Merger review: Past evolution and future prospects

Cernobbio (Italy), 5-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Ladies and Gentlemen, It is always a pleasure to be back in Cernobbio, in this occasion to participate in this Conference on Competition Policy. And I wish to thank in particular Jorge Padilla for inviting me … Read the full press release

Mergers: Commission approves acquisition of Specialist Computer Holding’s IT distribution business by Tech Data Europe

Brussels, 25-10-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Commission has cleared under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition of the IT products distribution business of Specialist Computer Holdings of the United Kingdom by Tech Data Europe, a wholesaler of IT, consumer electronics … Read the full press release

State aid: Commission investigates Italian measures reducing taxes and social contributions in areas affected by natural disasters

Brussels, 22-10-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to examine whether Italian measures to reduce taxes and contributions due by companies in areas affected by natural disasters, mainly earthquakes and floods, are in line with EU … Read the full press release

State Aid: Commission clears creation of UK Green Investment Bank

19-10-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Commission has concluded that public funding of 3 billion GBP (around €3.7 billion) granted by the United Kingdom (UK) for the creation of a bank investing in environmentally friendly projects, is in line with EU … Read the full press release

Mergers: Commission clears acquisition of German press manufacturer Schuler by rival Andritz

19-10-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Commission has cleared under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition of the German press manufacturer Schuler by the Austrian plants and equipment supplier Andritz. The Commission concluded that the transaction would not raise competition … Read the full press release

Mergers: Commission approves acquisition of US-based distributor Brightpoint by US rival Ingram Micro

Brussels, 16-10-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Commission has cleared under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition of US-based distributor of mobility/telecommunications products Brightpoint by Ingram Micro of the US, a distributor of electronic products. The Commission concluded that the concentration … Read the full press release