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Commission approves acquisition of orthopaedic implants producer Biomet by Zimmer, subject to conditions

Commission approves acquisition of orthopaedic implants producer Biomet by Zimmer, subject to conditions

The European Commission has approved under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition of Biomet Inc by Zimmer Holdings Inc., both of the United States. Both companies produce orthopaedic implants and related surgical products. The approval is conditional upon a commitments package submitted by Zimmer. The Commission had concerns that the merger, as initially notified, could have resulted […]

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Mergers: Commission clears Liberty Global’s acquisition of controlling stake in De Vijver Media, subject to commitments

Mergers: Commission clears Liberty Global’s acquisition of controlling stake in De Vijver Media, subject to commitments

| February 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Following an in-depth investigation, the European Commission has cleared under the EU Merger Regulation Liberty Global’s acquisition of a stake in the Belgian media company De Vijver Media NV (“De Vijver”). The decision is subject to commitments. The Commission had concerns that, after the transaction, De Vijver would refuse to license its channels to TV […]

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Mergers: Commission continues investigation of Orange/Jazztel merger without referral to Spain

Mergers: Commission continues investigation of Orange/Jazztel merger without referral to Spain

| January 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

The European Commission has decided not to refer the planned acquisition of Jazztel p.l.c. by Orange S.A. to the Spanish competition authority for assessment under Spanish competition law. The Commission concluded that it was better placed to deal with the case with a view to ensuring consistency in the application of the merger control rules […]

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Mergers: Commission approves acquisition of several of Rockwood’s businesses by Huntsman

Mergers: Commission approves acquisition of several of Rockwood’s businesses by Huntsman

| September 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Following an in-depth investigation, the European Commission has cleared under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition by Huntsman Corporation of a number of chemical businesses held by Rockwood Specialties Group, Inc. – both United States companies. The clearance is conditional upon the divestment of Huntsman’s TR52 business. TR52 is Huntsman’s main titanium dioxide grade […]

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Mergers: Commission clears acquisition of E-Plus by Telefónica Deutschland, subject to conditions

Mergers: Commission clears acquisition of E-Plus by Telefónica Deutschland, subject to conditions

Following an in-depth investigation, the European Commission has approved under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition of Dutch Telecom operator KPN’s German mobile telecommunications business E-Plus by Telefónica Deutschland (Telefónica). The approval is conditional upon the full implementation of a commitments package submitted by Telefónica. The Commission had concerns that the merger, as initially […]

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