Two Parties Complaining to EC about NXP/Qualcomm Deal

Qualcomm only has two complainants at the European Commission about its deal with NXP, a source close to the situation told CTFN. “The state of play was earlier this week but despite bothfeatured

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

Fox Disputes Tantaros Claims as “Hoax”

Attorneys for Fox News on Wednesday fired back at accusations leveled in a recent lawsuit by former TV news host Andrea Tantaros, saying charges that she was subjected tofeatured

Qualcomm Not Expected to Offer EC Phase I Remedies

With additional reporting by Diane Alter – Qualcomm does not intend to offer remedies to the European Commission during Phase I of the EC’s review of Qualcomm’s acquisition of NXP Semiconductors, a source close tofeatured

Vermont, Maine Near Resolving Concerns with FairPoint/Consolidated Merger

Consolidated Communications Holdings’ $1.5 billion acquisition of FairPoint Communications is expected to be green lit by utility regulators in Kansas and New York in the next fewfeatured

Valspar/Sherwin Williams Remedy Package Judged Sufficient by Sources

The Valspar/Sherwin-Williams merger will be approved by the Federal Trade Commission, with a remedy package along the lines of the divestiture to Axalta that Sherwin previouslyfeatured

Tesco Application for Booker Not Delayed by Purdah, Expected Soon

The Booker/Tesco merger application should be filed soon with the Competition and Markets Authority, and will not be held up by Purdah, a CMA spokesperson told CTFN. “Speculation that no announcements have been madefeatured

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

Cigna Gambit for Anthem Documents Runs up Against Big Blue Defense

A federal judge in Alabama deferred ruling whether to allow Cigna to access critical documents related to Blue Cross Blue Shield Association internal deliberations, just as Cigna’s bid infeatured

Rite Aid/Walgreens State of Play Driven by Commissioner Dynamics

Senior antitrust sources told CTFN that the interplay of the two sitting commissioners on the Federal Trade Commission likely drove Walgreens’ strategy of certifying substantial compliancefeatured

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