EU mergers and takeovers (March 10)

Tue Mar 10, 2015 12:41pm EDT
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BRUSSELS, March 10 (Reuters) - The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger process:


-- British bank Barclays to acquire sole control of Spanish insurer CNP Barclays Vida y Pensiones Compania de Seguros, which is now jointly controlled by Barclays and French insurer CNP Assurances (approved March 6)


-- Hong Kong's Cheung Kong Infrastructure Holdings Ltd to purchase British rail rolling stock company Eversholt Rail (notified March 9/deadline April 16/simplified)

-- German refiner Varo Energy Holding GmbH to acquire German oil products distributor Gekol (notified March 9/deadline April 16/simplified)

-- AR Packaging Group to buy U.S. packaging company MeadWestvaco Corp's European tobacco and general packaging folding carton operations (notified March 6/deadline April 15/simplified)   Continued...