Antitrust Experts See FTC Reluctance on Rite Aid/Walgreens as Concerns over Divestiture Buyer

Asked why the proposed Rite Aid/Walgreens divestiture plan of selling 865 stores to Fred’s faltered before the Federal Trade Commission, antitrust sources polled by CTFN see the issuefeatured

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FTC Focusing on National Accounts in G&K/Cintas Deal

The acquisition of G&K Services by Cintas is getting a close look by the Federal Trade Commission, with the issue in question being competition for national account contracts, according tofeatured

Trump’s Antitrust Transition Unfolding

Maureen Ohlhausen has been named as acting Federal Trade Commission chair and is being considered to fill the position full time. “Still, the White House likes to keep itsfeatured

Danone Appears to be Readying Sale of Stonyfield

Danone and the Department of Justice appear to be working on a sale of Stonyfield Farm to solve the antitrust issues arising from Danone’s planned acquisition of WhiteWave, accordingfeatured

Sources See FTC Approval of Divestiture to Fred’s in Rite Aid/Walgreens Merger

Senior antitrust sources polled by CTFN see the Rite Aid/Walgreens transaction gaining approval from the Federal Trade Commission, likely before the change of administrationfeatured

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Hiccup Seen in Rite Aid/Walgreens Divestiture Plan

Recent reports that Fred’s has had a last-minute issue financing the stores it planned to purchase as part of the divestiture package that Walgreen’s has proposed to enable it tofeatured

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Limited Divestitures Likely as Valspar/Sherwin-Williams Proceeds

Sherwin-Williams could soon reach agreement with the Federal Trade Commission on a divestiture package that would allow Sherwin’s acquisition of Valspar to proceed, and thatfeatured

Walgreens Close to Finalizing Rite Aid Divestitures

Walgreens appears close to finalizing a divestiture package with the Federal Trade Commission that should allow it to close its acquisition of Rite Aid, according to two antitrustfeatured

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Movement of FTC Staff Positive Signal for Rite Aid/Walgreens

Senior antitrust attorneys have told CTFN that staff members at the Federal Trade Commission have been moved from working on the Rite Aid/Walgreens merger to the Valspar/Sherwin-Williams merger.featured

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Alioto Begins Depositions in Private Suit Against Virgin America/Alaska Air Merger

Alaska Air Group, which has a settlement negotiated with the Department of Justice that should allow Alaska to proceed with its merger with Virgin America, continues to hold the matter pending resolution of the private antitrust suit filed against Alaska infeatured

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