Luxottica/Essilor Pre-Filing Discussions Focused on Conglomerate Issues

With additional reporting by Valeria Camerino – Questions over whether a merged Luxottica/Essilor could potentially foreclose competitors is extending the pre-notification discussion periodfeatured

Bayer Acquisition of Monsanto Likely to Extend into 2018, Sources Say

Industry sources believe that the Bayer acquisition of Monsanto will be delayed into 2018.  Bayer has not yet filed with Brussels authorities for its takeover of Monsanto and is takingfeatured

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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

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

Behavioral Remedies Offered by Brocade/Broadcom to Address EC Concerns

Semiconductor company Broadcom has submitted a behavioral remedy proposal to EU regulators to gain approval for its $5.9 billion acquisition of data and storage networking player Brocade, a source close to the parties told CTFN.featured

Rockwell Collins Nearing Last Approvals for B/E Aerospace

With additional reporting by Rachel Rigby – Rockwell Collins’ $8.3 billion acquisition of B/E Aerospace is close to securing all regulatory approvals, a source familiar with the matter told CTFN.featured

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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Sources Skeptical of Haldex/Knorr-Bremse Deal Outcome

With additional reporting by Rachel Rigby – Knorr-Bremse’s ongoing takeover of Swedish peer Haldex raises significant issues that may not be possible to overcome, two of the target’s former senior executivesfeatured

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

German State Awaits Brexit Notification before Approving LSE/Deutsche Börse Merger

With additional reporting by Rachel Rigby – German regulators are expected to wait for the UK to formally withdraw from the EU, before deciding on the pending merger between Deutsche Börse and the London Stock Exchangefeatured

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