Alere Races Against Trial Date to Complete Arriva Medical Appeal

Alere is hoping to erase one major obstacle to its merger with Abbott Laboratories — the uncertainty over its Arriva Medical subsidiary — before an April court date that will determine thefeatured

Acquirers Unlikely to Show Interest in Windstream Prior to EarthLink Closing

Acquirers are unlikely to take an interest in Windstream prior to the company closing its $1.1 billion acquisition of EarthLink, two sector bankers and an industry executive told CTFN. On November 7, Windstream announced that it wouldfeatured

Spectrum Auction Proceeds Expected to Disappoint

Industry sources expect proceeds from the Federal Communications Commission’s auction of broadcast spectrum to fall short of original estimates. Sources predicted that total proceeds would be half initial estimates of between $15 billion and $20featured

High Court Sanction of Odebrecht Settlement Could be Months Away

Brazilian corruption-tainted conglomerate Odebrecht is rumored to have signed a record-breaking $2.5 billion leniency agreement with public prosecutors. However, the agreement, which has not been officially confirmed by the company or thefeatured

BR Distribuidora Sale Process Stalled

Bidders for Petrobras’ BR Distribuidora have received a letter from the company on December 8 asking them to wait for “further instructions,” an advisor on the sale told CTFN. The source said that potential suitors, which includefeatured

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

Oi to Publish Revised Creditors’ List

Oi administrators, auditing specialist PricewaterhouseCoopers and law firm Arnoldo Wald, are working on a revised list of creditors that they expect to publish on December 15, a spokesperson for the companies told CTFN.featured

Specter of Fraud May Delay Verizon’s Completion of Yahoo Acquisition

Corrected & Updated:  The possibility that Yahoo may have committed fraud by withholding information related to the hacking of its email accounts in 2014 could delay Verizon’s closing of the deal, two corporate lawyers told CTFN. Yahoo’s admission in a 10Q filing on November 9 that unidentified people at Yahoo were aware of a state-sponsored … Read Morefeatured

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InterOil Shareholder Invites Management to Cooperate on ExxonMobil Deal

Corrected at 3:15pm EST – In an exclusive interview with CTFN, former InterOil founder and CEO Phil Mulacek said it would be more “prudent” for InterOil and Exxon Mobil to negotiate a revised deal with Concerned InterOil Shareholders than to engage in a lengthy legal battle thatfeatured

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Comcast Performed Due Diligence on Level 3 Prior to CenturyLink Announcement

Comcast performed due diligence on Level 3 prior to last week’s announcement that CenturyLink would acquire the Colorado-based fiber telecom for $25 billion, said a source familiar with the matter and sector banker. Comcast did “real work” exploring a purchase of Level 3 for more than a month, said the source, lasting at least until … Read Morefeatured

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