Depositions in Rite Aid/Walgreens Seen as Standard Practice

A former division head within the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Competition told CTFN that, “there are multiple tracks of discussions going on right now,” between Walgreens, Rite Aid, Fred’s, andfeatured

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Anthem in Last Minute Talks to Save Cigna Deal

Anthem is said to be in continuing negotiations with the Trump administration to rescue its troubled acquisition of Cigna, even as it awaits word from the US appeals court on the deal. The talks are being conductedfeatured

Time Warner/AT&T Deal on Track For 2017 Close

The merger of Time Warner and AT&T should be in a position to close by the end of 2017, as the companies have guided, sources told CTFN. In late February, Federal Communications Commissionfeatured

Walgreens Still Working on Sweetened Rite Aid Divestiture Package

Walgreens’ Executive Vice Chairman and CEO Stefano Pessina said on Wednesday’s earnings call, “We are cooperating with the FTC, Rite Aid, and Fred’s to get the necessary approval. At thefeatured

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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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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

Anthem Lawyers Ask Appeals Court to Overturn Cigna Block

Updated at 11:35am EST – An attorney for Anthem told a federal appeals panel this morning that the lower court failed to properly count the efficiencies Anthem’s merger with Cigna will create when the court issuedfeatured

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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