EU mergers and takeovers (Aug 6)
BRUSSELS Aug 6 (Reuters) - The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger process:
APPROVALS AND WITHDRAWALS
-- Swiss travel retailer Dufry to acquire Italian peer World Duty Free (approved Aug. 5)
-- Asset manager BlackRock and private equity firm First Reserve Management to acquire joint control of a joint venture building a gas pipeline in Mexico, in which GDF Suez holds a stake (approved Aug. 5)
-- Investment bank Goldman Sachs and Altor to jointly acquire soy-based protein solutions maker Hamlet Protein (approved Aug. 5)
-- German retailer REWE to acquire some travel units from Swiss travel operator Kuoni Reisen (notified Aug. 5/deadline Sept. 9/simplified) Continuación...