EU mergers and takeovers (July 1)

Wed Jul 1, 2015 12:43pm EDT
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BRUSSELS, July 1 (Reuters) - The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger process:


-- British meat producer Dawn Meats to acquire a 49 percent stake in French meat producer Elivia which is wholly owned by agricultural cooperative Terrena (approved July 1)

-- RTL Nederland Ventures, which is part of German publishing group Bertelsmann group, to acquire joint control of Dutch advertiser Reclamefolder nl B.V. (approved July 1)

-- French shipping company CMA CGM to acquire Oldenburg-Portugiesische Dampfschiffs-Rhederei GmbH & Co. KG, which is a unit of the Bernhard Schulte GmbH & Co KG (approved June 29)


-- Asset manager BlackRock and private equity firm First Reserve Management to acquire joint control of a joint venture building a gas pipeline in Mexico, in which GDF Suez holds a stake (notified June 30/deadline Aug. 5/simplified)   Continued...