Funds Bid Freezes Appeal in Fannie/Freddie Case

The February ruling in the Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac appeal has been indefinitely frozen while the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit considers whether hedge funds and other investorsfeatured

Linde Investor Group Voices Governance Concerns with Praxair Merger

Germany’s oldest and largest association for private investors, Deutsche Schutzvereinigung für Wertpapierbesitz e.V. (DSW), will send a letter to Linde management to try andfeatured

Verizon and Crown Castle Evaluating Lightower

Verizon and Crown Castle are evaluating an acquisition of Lightower Fiber Networks, according to two sector executives. Both executives called Lightower’s sale processfeatured

Genworth/Oceanwide Deal Moving Slowly Towards Approvals

State regulatory reviews of China Oceanwide’s $2.7 billion acquisition of Genworth continue, though the reviews have been slowed by the amount of information beingfeatured

Fannie Mae Investors Meet Another Legal Dead End

A state court in Delaware dismissed an effort by Fannie Mae investors Wednesday to obtain internal records and minutes of board meetings that the investors hoped would disclosefeatured

PPG’s Request for Extension of Akzo Offer Deadline Likely to Fail

PPG’s request for an extension of the June 1 deadline to submit a formal offer for AkzoNobel, or face a six-month prohibition on making an offer, is likely to be rejected, threefeatured

Akzo Confident in Refuting Shareholder Arguments in Court

Akzo Nobel is confident that the Enterprise Chamber in Amsterdam on Monday will find that it acted correctly in not granting the request for an extraordinary shareholders meeting fromfeatured

Former Dutch Senator Doubts PPG Goes Hostile

With additional reporting by Rachel Rigby – A former member of the Senate of the Netherlands told CTFN that he doubts that PPG will go hostile with its offer for AkzoNobel, because it wouldfeatured

AkzoNobel and Shareholders Likely Headed to Dutch Court

The question of what specific agenda items will be voted on at an extraordinary general meeting, if AkzoNobel honors the meeting request of shareholders led by Elliott Advisors, could end up infeatured

Court Order Could Tip Delaware Case in Abbott’s Favor

Last Friday’s ruling by a federal court in Washington, D.C., against Alere’s Arriva Medical subsidiary could help persuade the Delaware Chancery Court to allow Abbott Laboratoriesfeatured

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