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Mergers: Commission continues inquiry into planned acquisition of Cemex West by Holcim in cement industry and does not refer case to Germany

The European Commission has rejected a request from Germany to refer the planned acquisition of Cemex West by the Swiss building materials group Holcim to the German competition authority for assessment under national competition law. The Commission concluded that the … Continue reading

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Mergers: Commission clears Belgian m-commerce joint venture by Belgacom and BNP Paribas Fortis

The European Commission has cleared under the EU Merger Regulation the creation of a joint venture between the Belgian telecommunications operator Belgacom and the bank BNP Paribas Fortis. The joint venture will allow consumers in Belgium to use their mobile … Continue reading

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Mergers: Commission clears the creation of a joint e-commerce venture between Telefónica, CaixaBank and Banco Santander

The European Commission has cleared under the EU Merger Regulation the creation of a joint venture between the Spanish telecommunications operator Telefónica and two Spanish banks, CaixaBank, controlled by La Caixa–Caja de Ahorros, and Banco Santander. The joint venture will … Continue reading

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Mergers: Commission approves proposed merger between US Airways and American Airlines’ holding company AMR Corporation, subject to conditions

The European Commission has cleared under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed merger between US Airways Group and AMR Corporation, including its main subsidiary American Airlines, Inc, all of the United States. Both US Airways and American Airlines are major … Continue reading

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Mergers: Commission approves acquisition of MEI by Crane, subject to conditions

The European Commission has cleared under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition of MEI Group by Crane Co., both of the United States. MEI and Crane both manufacture various unattended payment systems. The clearance is conditional upon the divestment … Continue reading

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Mergers: Commission consults on possible improvements to EU merger control in certain areas

The European Commission invites the public to comment on a number of options for possible future improvements of the EU Merger Regulation in two areas: minority shareholdings and the transfer of cases between the Commission and national competition authorities. The … Continue reading

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Mergers: Commission approves acquisition of Central European Media Enterprises by Time Warner

The European Commission has cleared under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition of Central European Media Enterprises (“CME”), based in Bermuda, by Time Warner of the United States. The Commission’s investigation confirmed that the proposed transaction will not have … Continue reading

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Mergers: Commission approves acquisition of Belgian potato processor Lutosa by rival McCain, subject to conditions

The European Commission has cleared under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition of Lutosa of Belgium by McCain of Canada. Lutosa’s activities overlap with those of the global market leader McCain in the production and sale of processed potato … Continue reading

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Mergers: Commission approves merger of Munksjö and Ahlstrom’s label and processing paper business, subject to conditions

Following an in-depth investigation (see IP/12/1338), the European Commission has approved under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed merger of Munksjö AB of Sweden and the label and processing paper business of Ahlstrom Corporation of Finland in the specialty paper … Continue reading

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Mergers: Commission approves joint venture between Hydro and Sapa, the two largest soft alloy extruders in the EEA, subject to conditions

The European Commission has cleared under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed creation of a joint venture between Norsk Hydro ASA and Orkla ASA’s wholly-owned subsidiary Sapa Holding AB, both Norwegian companies active in the soft-alloy aluminium extrusions market. The … Continue reading

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