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Strong Demand Likely for Shire/Takeda Divestiture of SHP647

On October 26 Takeda announced it had proposed a remedy to the European Commission of selling Shire’s SHP647, a pipeline compound for the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease, which will potentially compete with Takeda’s marketedfeatured

EC Unlikely to Further Market Test Gemalto/Thales Remedies

The European Commission is unlikely to conduct another market test of the remedies proposed by Thales in connection with its acquisition of Gemalto, a source close to the situationfeatured

Disney to get EC Approval Nov. 6 for Fox Acquisition

Disney will get phase one European Commission approval November 6 for clearance to buy Twenty-First Century Fox, a source close to the deal told CTFN.featured

Phase One Clearance Remains Uncertain for Fox/Disney

On October 12, Twenty-First Century Fox and Disney offered commitments to the European Commission to address competition concerns raised during pre-notification discussions,featured

Sources Optimistic for CMA Review of NEX Group/CME

CME’s acquisition of NEX Group does not appear likely to trigger an in-depth review by the UK Competition and Markets Authority, sources told CTFN.featured

Takeda to Meet with EC this Week on Shire Review

Takeda expects to hear from the European Commission by the end of the week regarding potential concerns the commission might have with Takeda’s acquisition of Shire, a source close to the situation told CTFN.featured

Increased Ramsay Offer for Capio Well Received though Risk Seen in Minimum Condition

A large Capio shareholder indicated to CTFN that the raised offer for the company from Ramsay is worth considering, though the shareholder expressed concern about the 90% minimum condition.featured

EC State of Play for Fox/Disney Expected

The state of play meeting between the European Commission and Disney for the U.S. company’s acquisition of Twenty-First Century Fox is expected in the coming days, competition sources told CTFN.featured

Updated: EC Filing for Shire/Takeda Merger Made Today

Updated at 12:25pm While CTFN originally expected Takeda to miss the end of September deadline for its EC filing by a few days, Takeda today filed with the EC its merger with Shire with a provisional deadline of November 6, 2018.featured

Virgin Money/CYBG Deal on Track with Timeline

It is understood that even though approval under the Prudential Regulation Authority from the Bank of England is considered the most cumbersome of the various approvals required for the acquisition of Virgin Money by CYBG,featured


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