Cable Reiterates Concerns around Media Plurality with Fox Acquisition of Sky

Vince Cable, the former Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, who was in office when News Corporation unsuccessfully bid for BSkyB, says the landscape has not changed since 2010 infeatured

Politicians Met Tuesday with Ofcom to Lobby Against Sky/Fox Deal

Ed Miliband, Vince Cable, and Lord Falconer met this morning with the UK’s Office of Communications to discuss why the three believe that on grounds of plurality, fitness, and propriety,featured

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

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