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

NXP/Qualcomm Antitrust Delays Related to History of Complaints

With additional reporting by Sarah Cohen and Valeria Camerino – Qualcomm’s history of antitrust complaints in multiple jurisdictions is thought to be a factor in the length of time regulatoryfeatured

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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LSE and Deutsche Börse About to Submit Remedies to the EC

The London Stock Exchange Group and Deutsche Börse will submit behavioral remedies together with other remedies by the February 6 deadline, two people close to the situation said. The submission of remedies will, as usual, be publishedfeatured

LSE and Deutsche Börse Work toward Mid-January EC Reply

The London Stock Exchange and Deutsche Börse will respond to the European Commission’s statement of objections around mid-January, sources close to the situation told CTFN. Deutsche Börse and LSE are currently working on respondingfeatured

Remedy Speculation after LinkedIn/Microsoft EC State of Play Meeting

With additional reporting by Sarah Cohen – Microsoft had a state of play meeting this week with the European Commission concerning its acquisition of LinkedIn, three competition lawyers familiar with the companies said. All three attorneys doubt that the SOP meeting meant that Microsoft would have to go to phase two with its acquisition offeatured

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Details Emerge on Wind/3 Italia EC Settlement

The European Commission will approve the proposed joint venture between Italy’s third and fourth largest mobile players, Wind and 3 Italia, after the companies agreed to divest spectrum and infrastructure to Paris-based telecoms operator Iliad, a telecoms lawyer involved in the negotiations told CTFN. The EC is due to decide on the deal by September 8. As … Read Morefeatured

Focus of LSE/Deutsche Börse Merger Moves to Regulatory Approvals

Bankers for the London Stock Exchange and Deutsche Börse are discussing with the Financial Conduct Authority how the merged entity will operate under the new Brexit regime, according to an attorney who specializes in FCA and other corporate matters. Brexit issues are central for the deal, according to the attorney. He noted that while he does … Read Morefeatured

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Valspar/Sherwin Williams Merger Will Trigger European M&A

EU regulators are likely to clear the $9.3 billion merger between Ohio-based paints and coatings specialist Sherwin-Williams and Minnesota peer Valspar, although the deal will pave the way for further M&A activity among European rivals. “[The merger] will go through,” Wolfgang Regele, an M&A advisor who specializes in the chemical, paper, and packagingfeatured

Mixed Views on Wind/3 Italia Merger

Legal and financial sources hold mixed views on the chances that EU regulators will greenlight the pending joint venture between Wind and 3 Italia, after the European Commission blocked the O2/Three UK merger, with many believing that the Italian deal will not go through. According to one Brussels-based antitrust lawyer familiar with the case, the … Read Morefeatured


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