Bayer Agreement with BASF Does Not Answer All EC Antitrust Issues

Last week BASF agreed to acquire significant parts of Bayer’s seed and non-selective herbicide businesses for $7 billion, but the deal does not answer all offeatured

Monsanto/Bayer Early Remedy Package Not Expected at European Commission

As the European Commission’s review of Bayer’s acquisition of Monsanto proceeds, Bayer is not planning to proactively offer remedies to the commission beyond thosefeatured

White Tale Appears Set to Succeed in Blocking Huntsman/Clariant Deal

Activist investor group White Tale appears set to succeed in blocking the Huntsman/Clariant deal, as it recently increased its own stake and a number of other Clariant shareholdersfeatured

Monsanto/Bayer Expected to Receive Statement of Objections from European Commission

Bayer is expected to receive a statement of objections from the European Commission as the regulator works through its phase II review of Bayer’s acquisition of Monsanto, severalfeatured

Fox Still Confident of Sky Deal Approval

21st Century Fox is still confident of regulatory approval for its merger with Sky, even though the deal could be referred on grounds of broadcasting standards as well asfeatured

Booker/Tesco Merger to See More Complainants

There will be many more complainants in the Booker/Tesco deal, sources told CTFN. British Brands, Bestway Wholesale Limited, and the Association of Convenience Stores have submitted responsesfeatured

EC Expected to Issue SO in NXP/Qualcomm Review in 3-5 Weeks

The European Commission is expected to issue a Statement of Objections in its review of the NXP Semiconductors/Qualcomm deal within the next threefeatured

Indian Regulatory Process for Monsanto/Bayer Likely Follows EU

With additional reporting by Valeria Camerino – A number of sources told CTFN that India’s antitrust regulator only recently received a revised application from Bayer and Monsanto, and is likelyfeatured

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Fit & Proper Emerges Again in Fox Bid for Sky

Corrected August 16, 2017 – The request from the UK’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport to the UK’s Office of Communications to review new information in conjunction with Twenty-First Century Fox’ pendingfeatured

EC Not Seen Market Testing Monsanto/Bayer Remedies

The European Commission has not been seen market testing the remedies that Bayer submitted during the initial phase I review by the commission of Bayer’s deal withfeatured

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