February 1998

Mergers

The European Commission acknowledges the abandonment of a planned merger between two leading accountancy and audit companies (KPMG/Ernst & Young)
European Commission - DG TRADE
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DG COMP (Brussels)
"Mergers Recent important decisions" On 23 December 1997 the Commission was notified of the proposed merger between KPMG and Ernst & Young, two of the so-called ‘Big Six’ worldwide accountancy and audit firms. On 5 February 1998 the Commission announced its intention to carry out a detailed (...)

The European Commission fines a Korean electronic equipment manufacturer for failing to notify a concentration (Samsung)
European Commission - DG TRADE
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DG COMP (Brussels)
"Mergers Recent important decisions" On 18 February 1998 the Commission announced that it had fined the Korean company Samsung ECU 33,000 for failing to notify a concentration to the Commission in good time and for putting into effect the concentration without the Commission’s authorisation. (...)

The European Commission approves, subject to remedies, a merger in the graphic arts film and offset printing plates sectors (Agfa-Gevaert/Du Pont)
European Commission - DG TRADE
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DG COMP (Brussels)
"Mergers Recent important decisions" In September 1997, Agfa-Gevaert NV and Agfa-Gevaert AG notified their intention to acquire the graphic arts films businesses of EI Dupont de Nemours & Co (Dupont). The operation concerned the sectors for graphic arts film and offset printing plates. The (...)

The European Commission clears, subject to divestiture, a merger in the pharmaceutical industry (Hoffmann-La Roche/Boehringer Mannheim)
European Commission - DG TRADE
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DG COMP (Brussels)
"Mergers Recent important decisions" In September 1997, the Swiss pharmaceutical company Hoffmann-La Roche proposed to acquire Corage Ltd., ultimate parent company of the Boehringer Mannheim Group (BM). After a preliminary appreciation of the case the Commission concluded that in clinical (...)

The European Commission approves a merger between two Swiss based companies active in private and corporate banking and in the financial services business (Schweizerische Bankgesellschaft/Schweizerische Bankverein)
European Commission - DG TRADE
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DG COMP (Brussels)
"Mergers Recent important decisions" On 4 February, 1998 the undertakings Schweizerische Bankgesellschaft (SBG) and Schweizerischer Bankverein (SBV), two Swiss based companies active in private and corporate banking and in the financial services business world wide, notified their proposal to (...)

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