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

Monsanto/Bayer Deal Needs China’s Ministry of Agriculture Approval

The Monsanto/Bayer deal must be cleared by China’s Ministry of Agriculture as well as by Mofcom, a Chinese antitrust attorney familiar with the sector told CTFN. The attorney said that even though the dealfeatured

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EC to Look Closely into Brocade/Broadcom Portfolio Effects

With additional reporting by Rachel Rigby – The European Commission will closely analyze the potential conglomerate effects that the merger between semiconductor manufacturer Broadcomfeatured

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

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

MOFCOM Likely to Impose Conditions on Luxottica/Essilor Merger

Chinese antitrust regulator Mofcom is expected to impose some restrictions on the planned $50 billion merger between French optical lens maker Essilor and Italian eyewear leader Luxottica,featured

Investors Pay Heed to NDRC on Chinese Outbound M&A

With additional reporting by Rachel Rigby – Investors are generally aware of the roles Chinese regulators such as the State Administration of Foreign Exchange and the Ministry of Commerce of the Government of the People’s Republic of China play in reviewing transactions. However, SAFE and Mofcom are less influential than the National Development and Reform … Read Morefeatured

Delays in South African Review of SABMiller/AB InBev Merger Might be Due to Rivals

The further extension recently secured by South Africa’s Competition Commission for its review of the SABMiller/Anheuser-Busch InBev merger could be due to complaints filed by stakeholders such as competing beer brewers, two local antitrustfeatured

Mofcom Approval of SABMiller/AB InBev Seen On Track

The Anheuser-Busch InBev acquisition of SABMiller is not expected to have any competition issues in China, even though the case is still under review, a competition lawyer and sources close to the situation told CTFN. A spokesperson for the Chinese anti-monopoly bureau Mofcom said, “The case of AB InBev acquiring SABMiller is now underfeatured

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