Level 3 and CenturyLink Reach Agreement with Consumer Advocacy Groups in California

A settlement agreement has been reached in California between merger partners CenturyLink and Level 3 Communications and consumer advocacy groups that had been initiallyfeatured

Altice and Zayo Said to Take Interest in Lightower

Altice, which had a successful US IPO last week, is said to have taken an interest in a possible acquisition of Lightower Fiber Networks, three sector executives and a banker told CTFN. Zayofeatured

Sources Believe Rite Aid/Walgreens Deal Likely Completes

Notwithstanding the apparent market consensus, it is more likely than not the Rite Aid/Walgreens merger is ultimately approved by the Federal Trade Commission, various antitrustfeatured

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CADE Likely to Approve Estacio/Kroton Merger with Conditions

Brazilian regulator CADE is likely to approve the merger between Brazil’s largest private education player Kroton Educacional and smaller rival Estácio Participações, To Keep Reading, Request a Trial Already a subscriber? Log-infeatured

Sky/Twenty-First Century Fox Case Expected to See Undertakings

The merger of Sky and Twenty-First Century Fox is likely to be referred or at least to see an offer of undertakings, two legal sources told CTFN. On June 20, Karen Bradley confirmed that she had received thefeatured

Privately-held Spirit Communications is for Sale

Spirit Communications, a privately-held telecom carrier in South Carolina, is for sale, advised by TD Securities, said two telecom sector sources. To Keep Reading, Request a Trial Already a subscriber? Log-infeatured

CenturyLink Hit with Two Lawsuits

Two new lawsuits—a wrongful termination complaint by a former CenturyLink sales agent and self-described “whistleblower” working out of her home and a separate federal class action complaint accusing the Louisiana-based company of engaging in widespread fraudulent sales tactics To Keep Reading, Request a Trial Already a subscriber? Log-infeatured

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

Small Divestiture Possible in C.R. Bard/Becton Dickinson Deal

Becton, Dickinson received a second request for additional information from the Federal Trade Commission on June 9 regarding its pending acquisition of C.R. Bard. The second request is notfeatured

Court Ruling Spurs Tribune/Sinclair Merger though Public Interest Groups Persist

Media advocacy groups are downplaying a decision by a three-judge federal appeals court panel in Washington, D.C., to deny their request for a stay that would have temporarily blockedfeatured

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