Valspar/Sherwin-Williams Still Need Divestiture Buyer

The divestiture at the center of Sherwin-Williams’ negotiations with the Federal Trade Commission over a consent decree that would allow the company to proceed with its acquisition offeatured

Rite Aid/Walgreens Review Stalls Pending Next Move from Companies

A former division head within the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Competition told CTFN that Walgreens and the FTC are not having constructive discussions, and that the matterfeatured

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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

Concerns Still Surround G&K/Cintas

Potential concerns with the Federal Trade Commission’s ongoing review of national account overlaps arising from the G&K Services/Cintas merger were outlined for CTFN by USfeatured

Linde/Praxair Merger Needs Divestitures in US and Canada

Linde Group’s merger with Praxair will likely require divestitures in both the US and Canada, a former senior executive at Linde North America told CTFN. The executive said that the gas industry is an oligopoly, andfeatured

Sources See FTC Approval for Rite Aid/Walgreens Merger Soon

Antitrust sources polled by CTFN believe that the Rite Aid/Walgreens deal and the associated divestiture of stores to Fred’s will be approved by the Federal Trade Commission soon, withoutfeatured

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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

Improved Store Mix Likely to Make Fred’s Acceptable Fix in Walgreens’ Acquisition of Rite Aid

Walgreens appears to be positioned to shortly offer up a newly revised divestiture package to the Federal Trade Commission that should enable its acquisition of Rite Aid to proceed, antitrustfeatured

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Deal Movement at FTC Projected to Pick-up

Edith Ramirez, who has served on the Federal Trade Commission since April 2010 and as FTC Chair since March 2013 steps down today. Her departure means deal movement at the FTCfeatured

Antitrust Experts See FTC Reluctance on Rite Aid/Walgreens as Concerns over Divestiture Buyer

Asked why the proposed Rite Aid/Walgreens divestiture plan of selling 865 stores to Fred’s faltered before the Federal Trade Commission, antitrust sources polled by CTFN see the issuefeatured

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