Monsanto/Bayer Nears Completion in India

With additional reporting by Diane Alter – The Competition Commission of India looks likely to use all the time up to its internal deadline for concluding its review of Bayer’s acquisition of Monsanto, with afeatured

Thales Pre-Filing Discussions Continue with EC for Gemalto Purchase

With additional reporting by Valeria Camerino – Pre-filing discussions continue between Thales and the European Commission with respect to the company’s €4.8 billion takeover of Gemalto.featured

CCI Analyzing Third Party Submissions on Monsanto/Bayer Merger

The Competition Commission of India is no longer seeking third party opinions for the clearance of the Monsanto/Bayer merger, a source at the CCI said.featured

Bidding War for Sky Ready to Kick Off, Sources Say

Sources close to the Sky takeover expect a bidding war between Fox/Disney and Comcast, after Comcast confirmed its pre-conditional cash offer of 1,250 pence per share for Sky.featured

EC Market Test for BASF Purchase Should Complete This Week

The European Commission’s market testing for the purchase by BASF of the divested asset portfolio of Bayer and Monsanto is expected to complete this week, an industryfeatured

Linde/Praxair Expected to be Cleared in India by August

German industrial gas group Linde and U.S. peer Praxair have notified their planned merger with Indian antitrust regulator the Competition Commission of India, and expect the deal to be cleared in August, a competition lawyer close to the case told CTFN.featured

Facebook Could Become More Vocal Against German Antitrust Case

The German Federal Cartel Office is currently investigating Facebook because the regulator is probing why users have no choice but to allow Facebook to collect data on their habits and how they visit other websites.featured

Market Testing by EC for BASF as Divestiture Buyer Started April 12

Market testing by the European Commission for the purchase by BASF of the divested assets from Bayer and Monsanto, as the two seek to complete their merger,featured

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BASF Expected to be Approved by EC as Divestiture Buyer

BASF’s purchase of assets divested by Bayer and Monsanto in conjunction with the European Commission’s conditional approval of the merger is expected to gain clearance, though possibly with its own divestiture,featured

Melrose and Government Working Towards Finalizing Commitments

Melrose and the government only have 21 days from the day that the offer for GKN was declared unconditional to sort out the terms and conditions with the UK’s Department for Business, Energyfeatured


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