BRUSSELS, Feb 28 (Reuters) - Following are mergers under review by the European Commission, beginning with approvals, new listings, and extensions, followed by First-Stage and Second-Stage reviews and a brief guide to the EU merger process.
APPROVALS AND WITHDRAWALS:
-- T-Systems, a unit of Deutsche Telekom , acquires Gedas, an information technology business belonging to(notified Jan 23)
-- German insurer Allianz and Belgium's Sofinim to acquire control of Dutch United Broadcast Facilities. (notified Feb 20/deadline March 27/simplified)
EXTENSIONS AND OTHER CHANGES
FIRST-STAGE REVIEWS BY DEADLINE:
-- DFDS Transport, controlled by Danish transport and logistics company DSV , acquires Dutch freight and logistics services company Koninklijke Frans Maas Groep (notified Jan 23/simplified)
-- T-Systems, a unit of Deutsche Telekom , acquires Gedas, a information technology business belonging to(notified Jan 23)
-- INEOS of Britain acquires BP's BP Dormagen, or BP Ethylene Oxide / Ethylene Glycol business, which makes ethylene, ethylene oxide and ethylene glycols (notified Jan 24)
-- UK private equity firm CVC Capital Partners and U.S. peer Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. acquire Dutch waste management firm AVR (notified Jan 24).
-- U.S. hedge fund Cerberus and investment bank Goldman Sachs acquire German manufacturer of elevator components Wittur (notified Jan 24/simplified).
-- Private equity fund Apax Partners acquires U.S. clothes retailer Tommy Hilfiger (notified Jan 26/simplified)
-- Swedish buyout firm EQT to acquire off-highway unit of German carmaker DaimlerChrysler (notified Jan 26/simplified)
-- CVC Capital Partners Group Sarl acquires Speed Investments Ltd of Jersey, giving CVC control of SLEC, holding company of the Formula One group of companies (notified Jan 31)
-- U.S investment fund Lehman Brothers to acquire food group Heinz's European seafood business (notified Feb 1/simplified)
-- Swiss staffing group Adecco to acquire German rival DIS (notified Feb 2/simplified)
-- French unit of Dutch bank ABN AMRO and French venture capital group Astorg to acquire OFIC, a French company that produces roof materials and egg packaging (notified Feb 2/simplified)
--Tsusho , a Japanese firm which trades vehicles, enters into a full merger with Tomen Corp of Japan, a general trading company of chemicals, textiles and other items, with limited activities in the auto sector (notified Feb 3/simplified)
-- Chinese shipping container maker CIMC to acquire Dutch container and tank maker Burg Industries (notified Feb 6/)
-- The Coca-Cola Company of the United States and Coca Cola Hellenic Bottling Company of Greece acquire joint control of Fresh & Co Fabrika Za Peradu Voca, a seller of fruit juices in Serbia and Montenegro (notified Feb 6)
-- Fujitsu Siemens Computers of the Netherlands, an information technology firm owned by Fujitsu Ltd of Japan and Siemens of Germany, purchase Product Related Services, an information and communications solutions firm owned by Siemens (notified Feb 8/simplified)