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Sky Italia can participate in allocation of TV frequencies in Italy: EU by Ina Dimireva — last modified 20 July 2010, 23:10 CET
The European Commission has authorised Sky Italia, the Italian subsidiary of Newscorp, to participate in the future tender for the allocation of nationwide digital terrestrial television frequencies in Italy.
EU approves the acquisition of Giraud by French Geodis by Ina Dimireva — last modified 16 July 2010, 00:10 CET
The European Commission has approved, in accordance with the EU Merger Regulation, the acquisition by Geodis, which belongs to the SNCF group, of sole control of Giraud, an international road freight group.
EU okays acquisition of French IMS by Jacquet Metals by Ina Dimireva — last modified 16 July 2010, 00:10 CET
The European Commission has approved under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition of the French IMS International Metal Service by the Belgian JSA SA, the holding company of Jacquet Metals of France, both active in the distribution of steel products throughout the EU.
EU approves acquisition of Privileg Rights by Whirlpool by Ina Dimireva — last modified 08 July 2010, 16:39 CET
The European Commission cleared under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition of the Privileg trademark and other rights by Whirlpool of the US.
EU approves acquisition of Millipore by Merck by Ina Dimireva — last modified 08 July 2010, 16:39 CET
The European Commission has cleared under the EU Merger Regulation the acquisition of Millipore, a US-based life science group of companies by the German pharmaceutical and chemical company Merck.
EU approves acquisition of Círculo by Spanish media group Planeta by Ina Dimireva — last modified 06 July 2010, 22:58 CET
The European Commission has cleared under the EU Merger Regulation the acquisition by the Spanish media group Planeta of joint control of the Spanish book club Círculo, currently a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bertelsmann.
EU approves merger between IT companies Bell Micro and Avnet by Ina Dimireva — last modified 03 July 2010, 00:48 CET
The European Commission has cleared under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition of Bell Micro by Avnet. Avnet and Bell Micro are both US-based distributors of information technology products.
EU approves Total's partial acquisition of Polimeri of Belgium by Ina Dimireva — last modified 01 July 2010, 22:36 CET
The European Commission has cleared under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed sale of Polimeri's polystyrene business at Feluy, Belgium, to Total Petrochemicals Feluy S.A.
EU approves Foxconn's acquisition of Sony's television production in Slovakia and Mexico by Ina Dimireva — last modified 28 June 2010, 22:09 CET
The European Commission has cleared under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition by the Taiwanese company Foxconn of Sony entities producing televisions in Slovakia and Mexico.
EU approves acquisition of Mitgas by RWE of Germany by Ina Dimireva — last modified 19 June 2010, 00:41 CET
The European Commission has cleared under the EU Merger Regulation the acquisition of Mitgas (Germany) by enviaM (Germany), which is wholly controlled by RWE of Germany.
EU okays conditionally DFDS acquisition of Norfolk by Ina Dimireva — last modified 19 June 2010, 00:25 CET
The European Commission has approved under the EU Merger Regulation the acquisition of Norfolk, a ferry and cargo shipping provider in the North Sea, by DFDS of Denmark. The approval is conditional upon the conclusion by DFDS of a space charter agreement on routes between the UK and Denmark.
EU approves Procter & Gamble's Sara Lee acquisition by Ina Dimireva — last modified 19 June 2010, 00:25 CET
The European Commission has cleared under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition of the Sara Lee Air Care business by Procter & Gamble, both of the US.
Commission approves RBS Sempra sale to JP Morgan by Ina Dimireva — last modified 17 June 2010, 17:02 CET
The European Commission has cleared under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition of RBS Sempra Commodities LLP, the commodities trading arm of UK-based Royal Bank of Scotland, by JP Morgan Chase & Co.
EU approves Italian retail gas joint venture between A2A and Gazprom by Ina Dimireva — last modified 16 June 2010, 23:07 CET
The European Commission has cleared under the EU Merger Regulation an Italian gas retail supply company between A2A Spa of Italy and Gazprom Germania GmbH, a subsidiary of Gazprom.
EU approves acquisition of Tarmac of Germany by Ina Dimireva — last modified 11 June 2010, 23:12 CET
The European Commission has approved under the EU Merger Regulation part of the proposed acquisition of the aggregate activities of Tarmac, part of the UK-based Anglo American group, by Eurovia, part of the French Vinci group.
EU approves acquisition of Mobil Oil Austria by ENI by Ina Dimireva — last modified 27 May 2010, 20:56 CET
The European Commission has cleared under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition of Mobil Oil Austria by Agip Austria, which is wholly controlled by ENI of Italy.
EC approves joint venture between TOTAL and ERG by Ina Dimireva — last modified 22 May 2010, 17:37 CET
The European Commission has cleared under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed merger of Total Italia and Erg Petroli (EGP), both of Italy, into a new joint venture, active in the refined oil sector.
Commission approves acquisition of NWR Energy by Dalkia Česká republika by Ina Dimireva — last modified 17 May 2010, 23:51 CET
The European Commission has cleared under the EU Merger Regulation the acquisition of NWR Energy by Dalkia Česká republika, two Czech companies active in the energy sector.
EU approves acquisition of 50Hertz by Elia and Industry Funds Management by Ina Dimireva — last modified 10 May 2010, 21:22 CET
The European Commission has authorised under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition of joint control over the German transmission system operator 50Hertz Transmission GmbH by Elia System Operator SA/NV of Belgium and Industry Funds Management Pty Ltd (IFM) of Australia.
EU greenlights Otto's acquisition of various Quelle assets by Ina Dimireva — last modified 10 May 2010, 21:22 CET
The European Commission has cleared under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition by the German Otto Group of certain assets of the Swiss home-shopping companies Quelle Versand AG i.L. (in liquidation) and Spengler Versand AG.
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