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Anjum Shabbir
16th January 2020
Competition & State Aid

Mergers: approvals published in the Official Journal today

Today, three Commission decisions to approve mergers under Merger Regulation 139/2004 have been published today:

  • The first is the acquisition of AECOM E&C Holdings, Inc., Maverick Newco LLC and AECOM International Holdings (UK) Limited by American Securities LLC and Goldberg Lindsay & Co. LLC.

We covered this last week in our post of 10 January 2020, which includes the Commission’s press release of the same date.

Read the decision in the Official Journal here.

  • The second is the conditionally approved acquisition by GlaxoSmithKline of Pfizer Consumer Healthcare Business, as long as the latter divests globally of its topical pain management business under the ThermaCare brand.

For more information, click here to view the Commission’s press release of 10 July 2019, and here for publication of the decision in the Official Journal.

  • The third concerns the proposed acquisition of Kellas Group Holdings Limited. The acquiring companies are Global Energy & Power Infrastructure Fund III, L.P. (through BlackRock Group), and Raffles Infra Holdings Limited (GIC Group).

The Official Journal entry where this decision can be found is accessible here.

Click here for the Commission’s letter of approval dated 9 January 2020.


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