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Linde/Praxair Pieces Appear to Fall into Place with FTC Review

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission’s decision on the $45 billion Linde/Praxair transaction could come very soon, according to a person close to the situation.featured

LyondellBasell is the Likely Buyer of Linde’s La Porte Plant

Linde’s HYCO plant in La Porte, Texas, along with employee contracts are going to be sold to LyondellBasell as Linde/Praxair aim to save their multi-billion merger, a person with knowledge of the matter told CTFN.featured

DOJ Decision on Aetna/CVS Drawing to Conclusion

A person close to the working group of 18 state attorneys general investigating CVS Health’s $69 billion acquisition of Aetna told CTFN he expects a decision from the Department of Justice by the end of the month.featured

Fresenius Continues to Advance NxStage Acquisition

Fresenius is on track to close its acquisition of NxStage on the timeline that the parties have indicated to the market, CTFN has learned.featured

Linde/Praxair Present Additional Remedies to FTC

Linde and Praxair have agreed to offer additional remedies to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission as the industrial gas firms aim to save their $83 billion all-stock merger, CTFN has learned.featured

State AG Appetite for Aetna/CVS Suit Waning

A person close to the working group of 18 state attorneys general investigating the $69 billion Aetna/CVS deal told CTFN that a Medicare Part D divestiture is sufficient for most AGs to accept the Department of Justice’s expected decision to clear the deal.featured

Update: Rockwell Collins/United Technologies

When United Technologies meets privately with investors this week it will reiterate that its $30 billion acquisition of Rockwell Collins is on track to close this quarter.featured

First Look: Stryker Acquisition of K2M

Stryker’s $1.4 billion acquisition of spinal device company K2M Group is expected to clear Hart-Scott-Rodino without concerns, antitrust attorneys familiar with the space told CTFN.featured

Aetna/CVS Merger Reviews Advancing with State AGs a Question Mark

A working group of 18 state attorneys general is looking “very closely and very hard” at the Aetna/CVS merger and the review of the deal by the Department of Justice, a person close to the working group told CTFN. This person would not confirm which states were most active, nor confirm whether any AGs were … Read Morefeatured

Key Weekend for Linde/Praxair

The boards of Linde and Praxair will meet this weekend, likely to discuss how the parties can proceed with their $80 billion merger of equals, CTFN has learned.featured

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