Tag Archives: Mergers

Digi Communications N.V. announces the Hungarian Competition Council’s decision to formally withdraw and reassess the Invitel merger decision on certain limited aspects

BUCHAREST, Romania, 15-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — We would like to inform the market and our investors that, in connection with the decision issued by the Hungarian Competition Authority (Gazdasági Versenyhivatal – “GVH”) in May 2018 (the “Initial Decision”) approving the acquisition … Read the full press release

EY Power transactions and trends Q1 2018: power and utilities deals reach all-time quarter high

Power and utilities deal value hits all-time quarter high of US$97b in Q1 2018 71% of sector executives expect to see a rise in deal activity within the next year Almost half (49%) of all sector deals announced in Q1 … Read the full press release

Schneider Electric acquisition of Invensys given green light under EU Merger Regulation by the European Commission

Brussels, Belgium, 29-11-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Commission has approved under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition of Invensys of the UK by Schneider Electric of France. Both companies supply, in particular, automation and control systems. The Commission concluded that … Read the full press release

Proposed acquisition of Life Technologies Corp. by Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. cleared under the EU Merger Regulation

Brussels, Belgium, 26-11-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Commission has cleared under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition of Life Technologies Corp. by rival Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., both US-based companies active in life science markets. Their activities overlap in the supply … Read the full press release

The European Commission to probe the planned chlorvinyls joint venture by Solvay and INEOS

Brussels, Belgium, 5-11-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to assess whether the planned combination of the European chlorvinyls businesses of INEOS of Switzerland and Solvay of Belgium into a newly created joint venture was in line … Read the full press release

Orange appointed Arnaud Castille Executive VP for Mergers and Acquisitions

Arnaud Castille joined Orange as Executive Vice President for Mergers and Acquisitions on 26 August 2013. Paris, 03-9-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — He replaced Vincent Benoît, who has left the Group. Arnaud previously served as a Director in the M&A Department at the … Read the full press release

NYSE Euronext acquisition by InterContinental Exchange cleared under the EU Merger Regulation

Brussels, 25-6-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Commission has cleared under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition of NYSE Euronext (“NYX”) by the InterContinental Exchange (“ICE”). NYX and ICE operate exchanges providing trading and clearing services, particularly in the field of … Read the full press release

EC invites the public to comment on possible improvements to EU merger control in certain areas

Brussels, 24-6-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Commission invites the public to comment on a number of options for possible future improvements of the EU Merger Regulation in two areas: minority shareholdings and the transfer of cases between the Commission and national competition authorities. … Read the full press release

EC cleared Virgin Atlantic joint acquisition by Delta (49%) and Virgin Group (51%)

Brussels, 24-6-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Commission has cleared under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition of joint control over Virgin Atlantic by Delta and Virgin Group. Delta will replace Singapore Airlines as a 49% minority shareholder in Virgin Atlantic, … Read the full press release

EC approves proposed acquisition of Intermec by Honeywell, both of the United States

Brussels, 14-6-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Commission has cleared under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition of Intermec by Honeywell, both of the United States. Intermec is a manufacturer and supplier of barcode scanners, scanning engines and ruggedised mobile computers … Read the full press release

EC clears Central European Media Enterprises / Time Warner acquisition deal

Brussels, 14-6-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Commission has cleared under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition of Central European Media Enterprises (“CME”), based in Bermuda, by Time Warner of the United States. The Commission’s investigation confirmed that the proposed transaction … Read the full press release

EC cleared the acquisition of Cocoa Ingredients Division of Petra Foods by Barry Callebaut

Brussels, 7-6-2013 — /europawire.eu/ —  The European Commission has cleared under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition of the Cocoa Ingredients Division of Petra Foods Limited of Singapore by Barry Callebaut AG of Switzerland. The Commission’s investigation confirmed in particular … Read the full press release

EC cleared the deal between Lutosa of Belgium & McCain of Canada

The clearance is conditional on the divestment of Lutosa’s branded retail business in the European Economic Area (EEA) Brussels, 29-5-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Commission has cleared under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition of Lutosa of Belgium by McCain … Read the full press release

EC approves Syniverse of the US acquisition of Mach of Luxembourg, subject to conditions

Brussels, 29-5-2013 — /europawire.eu/ —  Following an in-depth review, the European Commission has approved under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition of Mach of Luxembourg by Syniverse of the US. The approval is conditional upon the divestiture of Mach’s Data Clearing (“DC”) services … Read the full press release

EC clears acquisition of the Parlophone Label Group by Access Industries Inc., owner of Warner Music Group

Brussels, 15-5-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Commission has cleared under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition of the Parlophone Label Group (“PLG”) by Access Industries Inc., the ultimate owner of Warner Music Group (“WMG”). The Commission’s investigation confirmed that the … Read the full press release

EC approved the merger between Norsk Hydro ASA and Sapa Holding AB, subject to conditions

Brussels, 13-5-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Commission has cleared under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed creation of a joint venture between Norsk Hydro ASA and Orkla ASA’s wholly-owned subsidiary Sapa Holding AB, both Norwegian companies active in the soft-alloy aluminium extrusions … Read the full press release

Olympic Air and Aegean Airlines deal to be investigated by EC under the EU merger regulation

Brussels, 23-4-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation under the EU Merger Regulation into the proposed acquisition of Olympic Air by Aegean Airlines. The companies are the two main Greek airlines offering passenger air transport services on … Read the full press release