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Essilor International SA (ESSI.PA)

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Essilor/Luxottica deal approved by Canadian authorities
Tuesday, 28 Nov 2017 

Nov 28 (Reuters) - Essilor Sa /Luxottica ::* Proposed combination between the two companies has been cleared by the Canadian Competition Bureau.* Transaction has been cleared so far in ten other jurisdictions: Australia, Colombia, India, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Russia, South Africa, South Korea and Taiwan.* French eyewear group Essilor said in October it was confident of securing European Union approval for its $54 billion merger with Italian peer Luxottica after the EU launched a full-scale probe into its impact on competition. nL8N1MZ0F3.  Full Article

Luxottica, Essilor tie-up approved by Canada antitrust
Tuesday, 28 Nov 2017 

Nov 28 (Reuters) - Luxottica and Essilor say::PROPOSED COMBINATION APPROVED BY CANADIAN COMPETITION BUREAU.  Full Article

ACCC says won't oppose proposed Essilor and Luxottica merger
Thursday, 26 Oct 2017 

Oct 26 (Reuters) - ACCC::Decided to not oppose the proposed merger between Essilor International (Essilor) and Luxottica Group S.P.A‍​.  Full Article

Essilor looks at European Commission probe "with serenity and confidence"
Tuesday, 24 Oct 2017 

Oct 24 (Reuters) - Essilor International ::Essilor Chief Operating Officer Laurent Vacherot says group looks at European Commission probe into planned merger with Luxottica <<>> "with serenity and confidence".  Full Article

Essilor ‍confirms hive-down of activities expected to be completed by end of 2017​
Thursday, 12 Oct 2017 

Oct 12 (Reuters) - ESSILOR SA ::‍CONFIRMED THAT HIVE-DOWN OF ESSILOR'S ACTIVITIES IS EXPECTED TO BE COMPLETED BY END OF 2017​.‍HIVE-DOWN CONSTITUTES ANOTHER SIGNIFICANT STEP TOWARDS COMPLETION OF COMBINATION OF ESSILOR AND LUXOTTICA​.‍GOVERNANCE OF ESSILOR INTERNATIONAL WILL BE SIMILAR TO CURRENT GOVERNANCE OF ESSILOR​.‍MR. HUBERT SAGNIÈRES WILL BE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (PRÉSIDENT) OF ESSILOR INTERNATIONAL​.‍PURSUANT TO THIS HIVE-DOWN, ESSILOR WILL CONTRIBUTE ITS ACTIVITIES AND EQUITY HOLDINGS TO ONE OF ITS SUBSIDIARIES RENAMED ESSILOR INTERNATIONAL​.‍ESSILOR INTERNATIONAL WILL CARRY ON OPERATIONAL ACTIVITIES CURRENTLY PERFORMED BY ESSILOR​.‍HIVE-DOWN OF ESSILOR'S ACTIVITIES IS A CONDITION PRECEDENT TO CONTRIBUTION BY DELFIN OF ITS LUXOTTICA SHARES TO ESSILOR​.  Full Article

Hilary Halper appointed CFO at Essilor
Monday, 9 Oct 2017 

Oct 9 (Reuters) - ESSILOR SA ::REG-NEWS RELEASE: HILARY HALPER APPOINTED CFO AT ESSILOR.‍HILARY HALPER REPLACES GERALDINE PICAUD WHO DECIDED TO PURSUE OPPORTUNITIES OUTSIDE CO​.  Full Article

Essilor acquires MyOptique Group
Tuesday, 16 Aug 2016 

Essilor SA : Essilor broadens online footprint in Europe by acquiring MyOptique Group . MyOptique Group reported £57 million ($73.55 million) in revenue in year ended April 30, 2016 .MyOptique Group's key management team will remain in place.  Full Article

Essilor H1 revenue up 4.1 pct like-for-like
Friday, 29 Jul 2016 

Essilor International SA : H1 revenue up 4.1 pct like-for-like . H1 revenue 3.58 billion euros ($3.99 billion) versus 3.41 billion euros year ago (+8.1 pct at constant exchange rates) . H1 operating profit of 646 million euros versus 614 million euros year ago . H1 free cash flow of 247 milllion euros versus 226 million euros year ago . H1 profit attributable to equity holders of 416 million euros versus 388 million euros year ago . Revenue expected to end the year around 4.5 pct like-for-like . 2018 objectives confirmed .Essilor is confirming its objective of increasing organic growth to more than 6 pct by 2018.  Full Article

Essilor International Compagnie Generale d'Optique acquires Vision Direct in the UK
Tuesday, 23 Feb 2016 

Essilor International Compagnie Generale d'Optique SA:Acquires Vision Direct in the UK.  Full Article

Essilor International Compagnie Generale d'Optique gives FY 2016 an d 2018 guidance and propose dividend
Friday, 19 Feb 2016 

Essilor International Compagnie Generale d'Optique SA:To propose 2015 ‍dividend of 1.11 euro per share, an increase of 8.8 pct​.Expects full-year 2016 revenue growth, at constant exchange rates, to exceed 8 pct.Sees ‍like-for-like revenue growth in excess of 6 pct in 2018​.  Full Article

EU mergers and takeovers (Dec 11)

BRUSSELS, Dec 11 The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger process: