EU mergers and takeovers (April 1)
BRUSSELS, April 1 (Reuters) - The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger process:
APPROVALS AND WITHDRAWALS
-- AR Packaging Group to buy U.S. packaging company MeadWestvaco Corp's European tobacco and general packaging folding carton operations (approved March 31)
-- Bermuda-based insurance holding company Athene Holding Ltd, which is controlled by private investment firm Apollo, to acquire Dutch insurer Delta Lloyd's German subsidiaries (approved March 31)
-- German publishers Holtzbrinck Publishing Group and Springer Science+Business Media, which is owned by private equity investor BC Partners, to set up a joint venture (approved March 31)
-- German refiner Varo Energy Holding GmbH to acquire German oil products distributor Gekol (approved March 31)
NEW LISTINGS Continued...