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

Time Warner/AT&T Deal on Track For 2017 Close

The merger of Time Warner and AT&T should be in a position to close by the end of 2017, as the companies have guided, sources told CTFN. In late February, Federal Communications Commissionfeatured

No Apparent Remedy in Lattice Semiconductor/Canyon Bridge Deal

With additional reporting by Sarah Cohen – Lattice Semiconductor and Canyon Bridge jointly withdrew and refiled their voluntary notice to the Committee on Foreign Investment infeatured

Walgreens Still Working on Sweetened Rite Aid Divestiture Package

Walgreens’ Executive Vice Chairman and CEO Stefano Pessina said on Wednesday’s earnings call, “We are cooperating with the FTC, Rite Aid, and Fred’s to get the necessary approval. At thefeatured

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