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IBM to File with EC in March for Red Hat Acquisition

IBM is expected to formally file with the European Commission for antitrust approval of its acquisition of Red Hat in about afeatured

European Parliament Set to Revamp Screening of Foreign Direct Investment

Following a committee vote on December 5, 2018, the European Parliament is set to approve a new framework on February 14 for the screening of foreign direct investments into the European Union.featured

Update on Ophir/Medco

Sources close to Ophir Energy plc said the company has not opened a data room and is not seeking rival bids in response to the unsolicited interest from Medco Energi.featured

EQT’s Raised Offer for Karo Still Facing Some Resistance

On January 2, EQT increased its offer for Karo Pharma from SEK 36.90 per share to SEK 38.00. EQT succeeded in garnering 29.1% of the shares via acceptances of the original offer, and had purchased 19.3% outside of the offer, taking its potentialfeatured

DNO Not Talking with Faroe Petroleum

DNO ASA has not been in talks with Faroe Petroleum’s board or management, according to people close to the situation, even as its unsolicited offer was pending, and as it purchased shares tipping it into a mandatory offer.featured

Faroe Petroleum Board Likely Responds to DNO Offer this Week

Although the board of Faroe Petroleum has until December 26 to respond to DNO’s formal offer for the company, filed on December 12, it is likely to respond to the offer this week,featured

Gemalto/Thales EC Clearance Expected Soon

The Gemalto/Thales deal is expected to be cleared by the European Commission soon, two people close to the matter told CTFN.featured

Faroe Avoids Shareholder Vote on Asset Swap

Faroe Petroleum had to seek prior approval from the UK’s Panel on Takeovers and Mergers for its asset swap agreement with Equinor, because under Rule 21 of the Takeover Code, when afeatured

Present DNO Offer for Faroe Unlikely to Sway Shareholders

The unsolicited offer for Faroe Petroleum plc by DNO ASA is not expected to be embraced by shareholders, sources close to Faroe told CTFN.featured

EQT Likely Will Need to Sweeten Bid for Karo Pharma

Private equity firm EQT likely will need to raise its offer to get individual dissenting shareholders of Karo Pharma onboard, a source close to the shareholder group told CTFN.featured


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