EU mergers and takeovers (Nov 19)
BRUSSELS Nov 19 (Reuters) - The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger process:
APPROVALS AND WITHDRAWALS
-- Private equity firm Advent to acquire German consumer goods retailer Douglas Holding (approved Nov. 19)
-- Chinese refiner Sinopec Corp to set up a joint venture with Canadian oil and gas exploration company Talisman Energy Inc (approved Nov. 19)
-- Walt Disney Co to buy Lucasfilm (notified Nov. 16/deadline Dec. 21)
-- Czech energy group EPH to acquire Slovak gas transport and distribution company SPP from French energy company Gaz de France and Germany's E.ON (notified Nov. 16/deadline Dec. 21/simplified) Continued...