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

LSE and Deutsche Börse Work toward Mid-January EC Reply

The London Stock Exchange and Deutsche Börse will respond to the European Commission’s statement of objections around mid-January, sources close to the situation told CTFN. Deutsche Börse and LSE are currently working on respondingfeatured

Bayer Has Submitted CFIUS Filing, EC Filing Pending US Progress

Bayer has submitted a voluntary filing for review of its deal with Monsanto to the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), a Bayer spokesperson told CTFN. Bayer is waiting to receive antitrust approval in the US for its pending acquisition of Monsanto before it seeks to finalize itsfeatured

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LSE and Deutsche Börse to Offer Formal Remedies after Statement of Objections

London Stock Exchange Group and Deutsche Börse, which have not yet formally offered remedies to the European Commission, may hope to avoid an oral hearing and will offer the sale offeatured

National Grid Looks for Gas Transmission Deal before Christmas

National Grid is expecting a definitive agreement for the disposal of its natural gas transmission and distribution network to be signed before Christmas, not just a memorandum offeatured

Microsoft Remedies Expected to Satisfy EC Phase 1

The remedies that Microsoft proposed to the European Commission to satisfy concerns over Microsoft’s acquisition of LinkedIn are expected to have a positivefeatured

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