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Safran and MBDA file acquisition of laser specialist Cilas for EU review

By Natalie McNelis
  • 12 Sep 2022 17:26
  • 12 Sep 2022 17:26
French aircraft maker Safran and missile manufacturer MBDA have requested EU approval to acquire control of military laser specialist Cilas, according to an update this afternoon on the European Commission's register of deals.

The commission has set an Oct. 14 deadline to decide on the deal.

Safran, headquartered in Paris, is a French

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Natalie McNelis

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Natalie McNelis covers mergers for MLex in Brussels. Before joining MLex in 2017, she spent 20 years as an international trade and competition lawyer in law firms including Stibbe and WilmerHale. Natalie has a BA in English from Mount Holyoke College, a JD from Harvard Law School and an LLM in EU law from KU Leuven. She is admitted to the bar in New York.

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