Bayer Set to Notify EC for Monsanto Merger in Mid April

Bayer expects to notify the European Commission in the second or third week of April, for its acquisition of Monsanto, a source close to Bayer told CTFN. Originally, Bayer wanted to notify the Monsanto dealfeatured

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NXP/Qualcomm Antitrust Delays Related to History of Complaints

With additional reporting by Sarah Cohen and Valeria Camerino – Qualcomm’s history of antitrust complaints in multiple jurisdictions is thought to be a factor in the length of time regulatoryfeatured

Media Experts Share Views on Sky/Fox at Conference

Despite this morning’s statement from Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, Karen Bradley, that she may issue a European Intervention Notice on 21st Century Fox’ acquisitionfeatured

Market Testing for LSE and Deutsche Börse Signals End of Deal, Sources Say

Following market testing, the European Commission has demanded a further remedy of the merging paries, the sale of the London Stock Exchange Group’s 60% stake in MTS. Given the extra remedies required of LSE and Deutsche Börse, the deal is almost certainly over, sources close to the situation say.featured

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Self-Interest Driving Safran’s Zodiac Acquisition, TCI Asserts

With additional reporting by Valeria Camerino – Safran has a moral and ethical obligation to consider shareholders’ views in relation to the Zodiac merger, TCI Fund Management told CTFN, and said that it considers self-interest tofeatured

Interview: Former Monsanto Executive Talks Merger

Corrected & Updated:  CTFN’s Rachel Rigby interviewed Bernard Auxenfans, former Monsanto Worldwide Chief Operating Officer.  Auxenfans began his career with Monsanto in France, and held marketing and general management positions in the US, Canada, and Latin America before becoming worldwide COO of the Global Agriculture Sector. Auxenfans has the distinction of being the manager who … Read Morefeatured

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Lawyers Question TCI’s Ability to Block Safran-Zodiac Merger

With additional reporting by Valeria Camerino Hedge fund operator TCI Fund Management said it is going to fight against Safran’s agreed bid for aircraft equipment manufacturer Zodiac Aerospace. Legal advisers following the situation say this might not be easy as it is not compulsory for Safran to call a general meeting before launching a takeover … Read Morefeatured

Qualcomm’s EC Filing for NXP Imminent

With additional reporting by Sarah Cohen – Qualcomm’s merger control filing for its acquisition of NXP Semiconductors with the European Commission is imminent, however the clearancefeatured

Bank of England Not Seen as Major Hurdle in LSE/Deutsche Börse Deal

The Bank of England and the State of Hesse will receive notification after the European Commission has approved the London Stock Exchange Group and Deutsche Börse merger, two peoplefeatured

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LSE and Deutsche Börse About to Submit Remedies to the EC

The London Stock Exchange Group and Deutsche Börse will submit behavioral remedies together with other remedies by the February 6 deadline, two people close to the situation said. The submission of remedies will, as usual, be publishedfeatured

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