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

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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Understaffed FERC Should Not Delay WGL/AltaGas Approval Process

With additional reporting by Diane Alter – Representatives of Canada’s AltaGas have begun meeting with various interest groups in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington D.C. who will influence the regulatory approval process in thefeatured

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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Sources See WhiteWave and Danone Waiting for Better Audience at DOJ

WhiteWave and Danone appear to be waiting for the new administration to reshape the antitrust division of the Department of Justice and for new personnel to decide upon the outcome of their mergerfeatured

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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Improved Store Mix Likely to Make Fred’s Acceptable Fix in Walgreens’ Acquisition of Rite Aid

Walgreens appears to be positioned to shortly offer up a newly revised divestiture package to the Federal Trade Commission that should enable its acquisition of Rite Aid to proceed, antitrustfeatured

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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

Deal Movement at FTC Projected to Pick-up

Edith Ramirez, who has served on the Federal Trade Commission since April 2010 and as FTC Chair since March 2013 steps down today. Her departure means deal movement at the FTCfeatured

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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