More Court Losses Bring Funds’ Fannie/Freddie Challenge Closer to High Court

In recent weeks, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac investors lost two more court challenges to the government’s profits sweep, making a total of six judicial defeats so far, butfeatured

Regulatory Hurdles Persist for Westar/Great Plains Merger

The proposed $12.2 billion merger of Missouri-based Great Plains Energy and Kansas-based Westar Energy is steadily trudging toward a self-imposed spring deadline for closing, butfeatured

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CADE Updates to Dow/DuPont and Monsanto/Bayer

Dow/DuPont Agrochemical giants Dow and DuPont are negotiating a remedy package with Brazilian CADE’s General Superintendence, a source familiar with the transaction told CTFN.featured

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

No Apparent Remedy in Lattice Semiconductor/Canyon Bridge Deal

With additional reporting by Sarah Cohen – Lattice Semiconductor and Canyon Bridge jointly withdrew and refiled their voluntary notice to the Committee on Foreign Investment infeatured

Mofcom Approval of Syngenta/ChemChina Coming Soon

With additional reporting by Sarah Cohen – Mofcom approval of the Syngenta/ChemChina deal shouldfeatured

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

Alere Asks What Abbott Knew Prior to Merger Agreement

Alere called on a Delaware judge to adopt the recommendations of a court mediator and direct Abbott Labs to share premerger attorney notes and other materials about its acquisition of the Waltham, Mass., medical device maker, asserting the notes are critical to determining exactly what Abbott knew when it agreed to the deal.featured

Walgreens Still Working on Sweetened Rite Aid Divestiture Package

Walgreens’ Executive Vice Chairman and CEO Stefano Pessina said on Wednesday’s earnings call, “We are cooperating with the FTC, Rite Aid, and Fred’s to get the necessary approval. At thefeatured

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Qualcomm Takes Aim at Stalemated FTC

Qualcomm’s motion to dismiss the Federal Trade Commission’s anticompetitive practices complaint puts the pressure squarely on the federal competition agency, where the understaffedfeatured

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