Self-Interest Driving Safran’s Zodiac Acquisition, TCI Asserts

With additional reporting by Valeria Camerino – Safran has a moral and ethical obligation to consider shareholders’ views in relation to the Zodiac merger, TCI Fund Management told CTFN, and said that it considers self-interest tofeatured

Behavioral Remedies Likely in Luxottica/Essilor Merger

With additional reporting by Diane Alter – French ophthalmic lens manufacturer Essilor and Italian eyewear leader Luxottica might be required to offer some behavioral remedies to obtainfeatured

Interview: Former Monsanto Executive Talks Merger

Corrected & Updated:  CTFN’s Rachel Rigby interviewed Bernard Auxenfans, former Monsanto Worldwide Chief Operating Officer.  Auxenfans began his career with Monsanto in France, and held marketing and general management positions in the US, Canada, and Latin America before becoming worldwide COO of the Global Agriculture Sector. Auxenfans has the distinction of being the manager who … Read Morefeatured

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Attorneys Call Lipsky “Force” for Getting Deals Done

Last week, Federal Trade Commission Acting Chair Maureen Ohlhausen announced that she had appointed Abbott “Tad” Lipsky, Jr. to be the acting director of the FTC’s Bureau offeatured

Verizon Watching Time Warner/AT&T Before Deciding on Deals, Bankers Say

Verizon is watching AT&T as it goes through the regulatory process for its $85 billion acquisition of Time Warner before reaching conclusions about its own big ticket M&A, saidfeatured

Understaffed FERC Should Not Delay WGL/AltaGas Approval Process

With additional reporting by Diane Alter – Representatives of Canada’s AltaGas have begun meeting with various interest groups in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington D.C. who will influence the regulatory approval process in thefeatured

Rivals Call for Conditional Approval of Dow/DuPont in Brazil

German chemical company BASF has asked Brazilian regulator CADE to impose remedies on the planned merger between US peers Dow and DuPont, CTFN has learned. In a regulatory filing published on Februaryfeatured

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Court to Speed Appeal in Cigna/Anthem Case

The US Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, has agreed to Anthem’s request for an expedited appeal of the lower court ruling blocking Anthem’s $54 billion merger withfeatured

Anthem Options Dwindle in Cigna Appeal

Options for Anthem to rescue its merger with Cigna are dwindling with each day, even after the Delaware Chancery Court agreed Wednesday to block Cigna’s bid to immediately terminate the $54 billion deal. To Keep Reading, Request a Trial Already a subscriber? Log-infeatured

Lawyers Question TCI’s Ability to Block Safran-Zodiac Merger

With additional reporting by Valeria Camerino Hedge fund operator TCI Fund Management said it is going to fight against Safran’s agreed bid for aircraft equipment manufacturer Zodiac Aerospace. Legal advisers following the situation say this might not be easy as it is not compulsory for Safran to call a general meeting before launching a takeover … Read Morefeatured

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