PPG’s Request for Extension of Akzo Offer Deadline Likely to Fail

PPG’s request for an extension of the June 1 deadline to submit a formal offer for AkzoNobel, or face a six-month prohibition on making an offer, is likely to be rejected, threefeatured

Valspar/Sherwin Williams Remedy Package Judged Sufficient by Sources

The Valspar/Sherwin-Williams merger will be approved by the Federal Trade Commission, with a remedy package along the lines of the divestiture to Axalta that Sherwin previouslyfeatured

Akzo Confident in Refuting Shareholder Arguments in Court

Akzo Nobel is confident that the Enterprise Chamber in Amsterdam on Monday will find that it acted correctly in not granting the request for an extraordinary shareholders meeting fromfeatured

Rite Aid/Walgreens State of Play Driven by Commissioner Dynamics

Senior antitrust sources told CTFN that the interplay of the two sitting commissioners on the Federal Trade Commission likely drove Walgreens’ strategy of certifying substantial compliancefeatured

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Former Dutch Senator Doubts PPG Goes Hostile

With additional reporting by Rachel Rigby – A former member of the Senate of the Netherlands told CTFN that he doubts that PPG will go hostile with its offer for AkzoNobel, because it wouldfeatured

DOJ Balancing Enforcement with Careful Consideration in Time Warner/AT&T Review

The Department of Justice is looking for the right balance between enforcement and careful consideration in its pending review of the Time Warner/AT&T merger, according to a sourcefeatured

Oceanwide Pull and Refile of Genworth CFIUS Application a Timing Issue

The cause of the pull and refile of China Oceanwide’s application for the purchase of Genworth with the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States is due to timing issues,featured

Walgreens Likely to Fight for Rite Aid, Though Sources View Settlement as More Probable

Walgreens is committed to the Rite Aid transaction and would see the case through litigation if it comes to that, a former Walgreens executive and a senior antitrust attorney toldfeatured

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Depositions in Rite Aid/Walgreens Seen as Standard Practice

A former division head within the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Competition told CTFN that, “there are multiple tracks of discussions going on right now,” between Walgreens, Rite Aid, Fred’s, andfeatured

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AkzoNobel and Shareholders Likely Headed to Dutch Court

The question of what specific agenda items will be voted on at an extraordinary general meeting, if AkzoNobel honors the meeting request of shareholders led by Elliott Advisors, could end up infeatured

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