EU mergers and takeovers (Oct 11)
BRUSSELS Oct 11 (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 firms Blackstone and New Mountain Capital to jointly acquire software provider Ida Software (approved Oct. 11)
-- Private equity firms Advent International and Thomas H. Lee Partners to jointly acquire pharmaceutical services provider InVentiv (approved Oct. 11)
-- Private equity firm Cinven to acquire Italian insurer Old Mutual Wealth Italy (approved Oct. 11)
-- Optima Bidco (Jersey) Ltd, the parent of petrol station operator Euro Garages, to acquire petrol station and convenience store operator EFR Group B.V. (notified Oct. 10/deadline Nov. 16/simplified) Continued...