EU mergers and takeovers (Dec 7)
BRUSSELS Dec 7 (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 LBO France Gestion to acquire indirect control of Blue Holding Luxembourg which is the holding company of printing solutions provide Euro Druckservice Group (approved Dec. 7)
-- Chinese state-owned oil company CNOOC Ltd to acquire Canadian upstream oil and gas company Nexen (approved Dec. 7)
-- British bank Barclays and Goldman Sachs to acquire joint control of gardening and pet care product distributor Gardman Holdings Ltd (approved Dec. 5)
-- Irish credit institution Elavon Financial Services Ltd, which is a subsidiary of U.S. bank Bancorp, and Spanish bank Banco Santander to set up a joint venture (notified Dec. 6/deadline Jan. 22/simplified) Continued...