EU mergers and takeovers (Aug 10)
BRUSSELS Aug 10 (Reuters) - The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger process:
APPROVALS AND WITHDRAWALS
-- Swiss bakery products maker Aryzta to acquire 49 percent of frozen food retailer Picard Groupe (approved Aug. 7)
-- French companies Groupe In Vivo and Groupe Scael to set up a joint venture (approved Aug. 7)
-- Private equity firm Lone Star Fund IX to acquire textile floor coverings producer Balta (approved Aug. 5)
-- U.S. investment firm Apollo Global Management to aquire majority control of Slovenian bank Nova KBM (notified Aug. 7/deadline Sept. 11/simplified) Continuación...