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

Congress Plans Broader Role for Security Reviews

In a rare bipartisan review, members of Congress are studying proposals that would expand the reach of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States that would likely add representation from additional federal agencies and allow CFIUS to probe deeper into M&A involving entities owned or partially owned by foreign governments.featured

EC to Look Closely into Brocade/Broadcom Portfolio Effects

With additional reporting by Rachel Rigby – The European Commission will closely analyze the potential conglomerate effects that the merger between semiconductor manufacturer Broadcomfeatured

CFIUS Pull-and-Refile Perpetuates Doubts on Lattice/Canyon Bridge Deal

Lattice Semiconductor’s pulling and refiling of its submission to the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States of Lattice’s announced acquisition by China-backed buyoutfeatured

Ruling Boxes Alere’s Arriva Unit Into Corner

Attorneys for Arriva Medical agreed in court this morning they have few options to revive the Alere subsidiary’s chances of getting its Medicare payment privileges restored before Alere faces off next month with Abbott Labs over the two companies’ disputed merger.featured

Valspar/Sherwin-Williams Still Need Divestiture Buyer

The divestiture at the center of Sherwin-Williams’ negotiations with the Federal Trade Commission over a consent decree that would allow the company to proceed with its acquisition offeatured

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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