Valspar/Sherwin-Williams Still Need Divestiture Buyer

The divestiture at the center of Sherwin-Williams’ negotiations with the Federal Trade Commission over a consent decree that would allow the company to proceed with its acquisition offeatured

Rite Aid/Walgreens Review Stalls Pending Next Move from Companies

A former division head within the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Competition told CTFN that Walgreens and the FTC are not having constructive discussions, and that the matterfeatured

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Concerns Still Surround G&K/Cintas

Potential concerns with the Federal Trade Commission’s ongoing review of national account overlaps arising from the G&K Services/Cintas merger were outlined for CTFN by USfeatured

China Oceanwide Committed to Putting More Money into Genworth

Regulators in New York became favorably disposed to China Oceanwide’s acquisition of Genworth after the buyer committed to significantly increase its financial commitment, accordingfeatured

Sources See FTC Approval for Rite Aid/Walgreens Merger Soon

Antitrust sources polled by CTFN believe that the Rite Aid/Walgreens deal and the associated divestiture of stores to Fred’s will be approved by the Federal Trade Commission soon, withoutfeatured

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Attorneys Call Lipsky “Force” for Getting Deals Done

Last week, Federal Trade Commission Acting Chair Maureen Ohlhausen announced that she had appointed Abbott “Tad” Lipsky, Jr. to be the acting director of the FTC’s Bureau offeatured

Sources See WhiteWave and Danone Waiting for Better Audience at DOJ

WhiteWave and Danone appear to be waiting for the new administration to reshape the antitrust division of the Department of Justice and for new personnel to decide upon the outcome of their mergerfeatured

Improved Store Mix Likely to Make Fred’s Acceptable Fix in Walgreens’ Acquisition of Rite Aid

Walgreens appears to be positioned to shortly offer up a newly revised divestiture package to the Federal Trade Commission that should enable its acquisition of Rite Aid to proceed, antitrustfeatured

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Deal Movement at FTC Projected to Pick-up

Edith Ramirez, who has served on the Federal Trade Commission since April 2010 and as FTC Chair since March 2013 steps down today. Her departure means deal movement at the FTCfeatured

Experts See MoneyGram/Ant Financial Deal Clearing CFIUS with Heavy Scrutiny

A former policy adviser to the National Security Council told CTFN that the acquisition of MoneyGram by Ant Financial raises critical concerns around data privacy, data protection, andfeatured

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