Behavioral Remedies Likely in Luxottica/Essilor Merger

With additional reporting by Diane Alter – French ophthalmic lens manufacturer Essilor and Italian eyewear leader Luxottica might be required to offer some behavioral remedies to obtainfeatured

Rivals Call for Conditional Approval of Dow/DuPont in Brazil

German chemical company BASF has asked Brazilian regulator CADE to impose remedies on the planned merger between US peers Dow and DuPont, CTFN has learned. In a regulatory filing published on Februaryfeatured

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Sibanye Shareholders Hold Mixed Views of Stillwater Deal

Sibanye Gold’s increased equity portion might not be enough to convince shareholders to vote in favor of its takeover of US-based platinum and palladium producer Stillwater, a Southfeatured

German State Awaits Brexit Notification before Approving LSE/Deutsche Börse Merger

With additional reporting by Rachel Rigby – German regulators are expected to wait for the UK to formally withdraw from the EU, before deciding on the pending merger between Deutsche Börse and the London Stock Exchangefeatured

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Brazilian Hospital Association Voices Concern over Praxair-Linde Merger

Associação dos Hospitais de Minas Gerais (AHMG), an association whose members are hospitals across Brazil’s southeastern state of Minas Gerais, is going to “defend its interests” in thefeatured

Sibanye Gold Expected to Make Concessions for Stillwater Deal

Sibanye Gold is trying to ease pressure from shareholders by increasing the equity portion of its offer for U.S. platinum group metals and palladium producer Stillwater, but the dealfeatured

Update on Brazilian Reviews of Agrochem Deals

Brazilian regulator CADE is expected to prepare an opinion on ChemChina’s planned acquisition of Swiss agrochemical peer Syngenta by the second half of February, a source closefeatured

Linde Expected to Sell Brazilian Business for Praxair Merger

The planned merger between Connecticut-based industrial gas supplier Praxair and German peer Linde is raising significant concern in Brazil among a wide range of stakeholders, sourcesfeatured

CADE Launches In-Depth Probe of Dow/DuPont

Brazilian antitrust regulator CADE has declared the planned merger between Dow Chemical and DuPont “complex,” and launched an in-depth investigation aimed at further analyzingfeatured

African Non-Profit to Fight Agrochem Mergers

The African Centre for Biodiversity (ACB), a Johannesburg-based non-profit organization promoting food sovereignty and campaigning against corporate control of Africa’s food resources, is going to filefeatured

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