Thursday, September 17, 2009

ECC Official Journal Watch -- Merial's Gone Missing(!) -- Day Three. . . .

UPDATED 09.17.09 @ 10 AM EDT: Mystery solved -- an "en" version (English PDF) of notice to appear, at ECC, shortly.

It is now after lunch on the third business day after the earliest ECC clearance date, for the easiest part of the Schering-Plough/Merck transactions, and still no ECC Official Journal notice on the proposed Merial Merck/Sanofi Animal Health transfer -- despite one lonely little press report of its occurence. Here's what did officially clear the ECC today, the 17th, in Brussels:

. . . .2009/C 224/01 -- Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case COMP/M.5603 — ENI/TEC)

2009/C 224/02 -- Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case COMP/M.5506 — Sabena Technics/TNT Airways/JV)

2009/C 224/03 -- Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case COMP/M.5568 — Volkswagen/Fleet Investments/Leaseplan Corporation JV)

2009/C 224/04 -- Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case COMP/M.5180 — Manitowoc/Enodis). . . .

This is truly puzzling -- as the office of the ECC Directorate Generalé is ordinarily as punctual as the trains in Genevé -- with these Official Journal notices of clearance. And usually, the involved companies also announce the receipt of ECC clearance. So far, none of the involved companies have.

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