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

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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ACCC to Announce Statement of Issues on Bayer/Monsanto

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is expected to announce a statement of issues as part of its ongoing review of the Bayer/Monsanto merger, local antitrustfeatured

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Sources Say NXP/Qualcomm to Clear KFTC after Secondary Review Period

With additional reporting by Diane Alter – The Korea Fair Trade Commission’s review of the acquisition of NXP Semiconductors by Qualcomm is likely to go into a second phase, but is notfeatured

DOJ Balancing Enforcement with Careful Consideration in Time Warner/AT&T Review

The Department of Justice is looking for the right balance between enforcement and careful consideration in its pending review of the Time Warner/AT&T merger, according to a sourcefeatured

CADE Tribunal to Rule on Dow/DuPont Mid-May

The Tribunal of Brazilian competition regulator CADE is expected to decide on the Dow/DuPont case at the next judgement session, scheduled for May 17, a source familiar withfeatured

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Walgreens Likely to Fight for Rite Aid, Though Sources View Settlement as More Probable

Walgreens is committed to the Rite Aid transaction and would see the case through litigation if it comes to that, a former Walgreens executive and a senior antitrust attorney toldfeatured

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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

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