Mofcom Approval of Syngenta/ChemChina Coming Soon

With additional reporting by Sarah Cohen – Mofcom approval of the Syngenta/ChemChina deal shouldfeatured

Monsanto/Bayer Deal Needs China’s Ministry of Agriculture Approval

The Monsanto/Bayer deal must be cleared by China’s Ministry of Agriculture as well as by Mofcom, a Chinese antitrust attorney familiar with the sector told CTFN. The attorney said that even though the dealfeatured

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Tesco Bid for Booker Likely to Draw In-depth Investigation by CMA

The Tesco bid for Booker is likely to be tipped into a Phase 2 investigation by the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority, antitrust sources told CTFN. The two companies are currently in pre-notificationfeatured

Bayer to Refile Monsanto Deal in India

The Monsanto/Bayer transaction will be refiled with the Competition Commission of India, a source close to the deal said. “The paperwork was done within the first thirty days asfeatured

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Fox Acquisition of Sky Difficult for Regulators to Reject

It will be hard for the 21st Century Fox acquisition of Sky not to be cleared from a regulatory perspective, sources say, unless something significant like the News of The World scandalfeatured

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

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