EU mergers and takeovers (April 7)

Tue Apr 7, 2015 2:18pm EDT
 
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BRUSSELS, April 7 (Reuters) - The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger process:

APPROVALS AND WITHDRAWALS

-- German insurer Allianz, Canadian investment fund manager Alberta Investment Management Corp and Utilities Trust of Australia to acquire joint control of railway rolling stock producer Porterbrook (approved April 7)

NEW LISTINGS

-- Investment fund Apollo Management to acquire German mail order and Internet retailer Walz Group (notified April 1/deadline May 12/simplified)

-- Japan's Mitsui Chemicals and South Korean conglomerate SK Holdings to set up a joint venture (notified April 1/deadline May 12/simplified)

-- French equity firm Ardian to acquire a 65-percent stake in Spanish toll-road operator Tunels, which is 35-percent controlled by Spanish toll-road operator Abertis SA (notified April 1/deadline May 12)   Continued...