Linde/Praxair Merger Needs Divestitures in US and Canada

Linde Group’s merger with Praxair will likely require divestitures in both the US and Canada, a former senior executive at Linde North America told CTFN. The executive said that the gas industry is an oligopoly, andfeatured

Maine to Kickoff FairPoint/Consolidated Reviews

The state of Maine should provide the first inkling of how intense the concerns of intervenors will be in Illinois-based Consolidated Communications Holdings Inc.’s $1.5 billionfeatured

Stillwater Mining/Sibanye Review Extended by CFIUS

With additional reporting by Diane Alter and Valeria Camerino – The review of the proposed acquisition of Stillwater Mining, the US’s only producer of platinum and palladium,featured

Media Experts Share Views on Sky/Fox at Conference

Despite this morning’s statement from Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, Karen Bradley, that she may issue a European Intervention Notice on 21st Century Fox’ acquisitionfeatured

Knorr-Bremse EC Pre-Notification Aimed at Extended Phase I Clearance for Haldex Acquisition

With additional reporting by Rachel Rigby – German braking systems maker Knorr-Bremse will wait until the latest possible date to submit it antitrust filing with the European Commissionfeatured

MOFCOM Likely to Impose Conditions on Luxottica/Essilor Merger

Chinese antitrust regulator Mofcom is expected to impose some restrictions on the planned $50 billion merger between French optical lens maker Essilor and Italian eyewear leader Luxottica,featured

Market Testing for LSE and Deutsche Börse Signals End of Deal, Sources Say

Following market testing, the European Commission has demanded a further remedy of the merging paries, the sale of the London Stock Exchange Group’s 60% stake in MTS. Given the extra remedies required of LSE and Deutsche Börse, the deal is almost certainly over, sources close to the situation say.featured

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Sources See FTC Approval for Rite Aid/Walgreens Merger Soon

Antitrust sources polled by CTFN believe that the Rite Aid/Walgreens deal and the associated divestiture of stores to Fred’s will be approved by the Federal Trade Commission soon, withoutfeatured

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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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