EU mergers and takeovers (Nov 19)

Mon Nov 19, 2012 10:06am EST
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BRUSSELS Nov 19 (Reuters) - The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger process:


-- 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...