EU mergers and takeovers (Nov 24)

Понедельник, 24 ноября 2008 20:20 MSK

BRUSSELS Nov 24 (Reuters) - The following are proposed mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures under review by the European Commission, and a brief guide to the EU merger process:


-- Japanese automation systems maker Omron Corp 6645.OS and Ficosa International SA, a Spanish maker of auto parts, form a joint venture to make advanced driver assistance systems (approved Nov. 24)

-- MidAmerican Energy Holdings Co, present in energy businesses and controlled by investment group Berkshire Hathaway (BRKa.N: Котировки), to acquire power generation and energy supplier Constellation Energy Group Inc CEG.N (approved Nov. 24) -- Austrian IT services firm Raiffeisen Informatik GmbH, jointly controlled by commercial and investmant bank Raiffeisen Zentralbank Osterreich AG and Raiffeisenlandesbank Niederosterreich-Wein AG, acquires German software and license reseller PC-Ware Information Technologies AG (approved Nov. 24)


-- Japanese electronics conglomerate Fujitsu Ltd (6702.T: Котировки) to acquire the Netherlands' Fujitsu Siemens Computers Holding BV, a provider of IT services and products in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (notified Nov. 20/deadline Jan. 6/simplified)

-- French electricity and gas giant GdF Suez GSZ.PA, through subsidiary Electrabel Deutschland AG, and German municipal utility WSW Wuppertaler Stadtwerke GmbH to take joint control of German local energy supplier WSW Energie & Wasser AG (notified Nov. 18/deadline Dec. 23/simplified)

-- Jersey-registered EN+ Group Ltd, owned by Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska's diversified Basic Element Group, to buy Russian oil and gas exploration counterpart OAO NK Russneft and its subsidiaries (notified Nov. 18/deadline Dec. 23/simplified)   Продолжение...