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Three Essentials from CTFN this Week

Disney is in long, complex pre-notification discussions with the European Commission about its acquisition of Twenty-First Century Fox, sources told CTFN. More here … A person close to a consortium of industrial gas consumers told CTFN that it makes sense for Linde and Praxair to sell additional Linde assets in order to move the Linde/Praxair … Read Morefeatured

Four Essentials from CTFN this Week

CME has not yet submitted its filing for its acquisition of NEX Group to the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority as the company seeks to complete its pre-submission work on the case, sources close to the situation told CTFN. More here … During the recent Ontario provincial election campaign in Canada, newly-elected Premier Doug Ford … Read Morefeatured

Three Essentials from CTFN This Week

The $46 billion Linde/Praxair merger review at the U.S. Federal Trade Commission is still with the FTC’s Bureau of Competition, a person familiar with the matter told CTFN.  More here … French security and defense giant Thales has told employees that it is facing delays in obtaining the required regulatory clearances for its planned acquisition … Read Morefeatured

Five Essentials from CTFN This Week

A decision in the Aetna/CVS Health merger is likely to come in the next three to six weeks, according to a former assistant section chief in the healthcare and consumer products section within the Department of Justice’s antitrust division. More here … U.S. state insurance department reviews of AXA’s $15.3 billion acquisition of Bermuda-based XL … Read Morefeatured

Four Essentials from CTFN This Week

Industrial gas giants Linde and Praxair are in discussions with Latin American regulators for the sale of the overlapping assets that will need to be divested to gain clearance for their planned merger. More here … As the pleading cycle for the Tribune/Sinclair merger comes to a close, it appears unlikely the Federal Communications Commission … Read Morefeatured

Three Essentials from CTFN This Week

Antitrust sources told CTFN that they expect the Department of Justice’s review of the Rockwell Collins/United Technologies merger to conclude later in the third quarter. More here … To Keep Reading, Request a Trial Already a subscriber? Log-infeatured

Four Essentials from CTFN This Week

The Federal Communications Commission has conundrums it must confront before it is ready to issue an order on the national television reach cap and begin examining other radiofeatured

Three Essentials from CTFN This Week

KLA-Tencor’s planned $3.4 billion takeover of Israeli rival Orbotech is drawing interest in Korea, a Seoul-based antitrustfeatured

Shareholders Weigh Altaba Tender

Shareholders of Altaba are grappling with the question of whether to tender some of their holdings into the company’s announced in-kind repurchase offer for 195 million of its shares expiring on July 11. The offer consideration consisting of shares of Alibaba and cash based on the price of Alibaba offers a nearly 2% gross return … Read Morefeatured

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French IT services provider Atos is preparing a submission to complain to EU regulators about the planned merger between rivals Thales and Gemalto, a source close to Atos told CTFN.featured

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