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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 forfeatured

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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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A group of 130 shareholders consisting of founding family members and former employees of Japanese drug maker Takeda Pharmaceutical is trying to win support from institutional investorsfeatured

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California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones will hold a public hearing June 19 in San Francisco into the proposed $69 billion merger of Aetna Inc. and CVS Health Corporation. Meanwhile, the Connecticut Department of Insurance told CTFN that it too will conduct a public hearing into the Aetna/CVS merger but no date has yet been scheduled. … Read Morefeatured

Abbvie Dutch Tender Looks More Like Amgen than Whirlpool

While results of the Whirlpool and CIT Dutch auctions highlight that trading Dutch auctions can be tricky for investors, results of the Abbvie Dutch auction are unlikely to be asfeatured

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The regulatory overhaul leading to the creation of China’s State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) is affecting ongoing merger reviews,featured

Abbvie Dutch Tender Could Follow Amgen Precedent

With minimum proration of just 4.1%, the current Abbvie modified Dutch tender auction does not appear to offer a meaningful arbitrage opportunity compared to situations where a company may befeatured

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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 a decision still one or two weeks away, sources told CTFN. More here … The administrative tribunal of Brazilian antitrust regulator CADE is expected to vote on the … Read Morefeatured

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Brazilian regulator CADE appears inclined to approve the merger between industrial gas giants Linde and Praxair, subject to massive divestments of the parties’ Brazilian operations to a player with a high degree of technical expertise, which is not currently operating in the country. More here … Third parties are working to create a fourth, large … Read Morefeatured

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The parties in the WGL Holdings/AltaGas merger have reached a non-unanimous settlement agreement with the Washington, D.C., mayor’s office, CTFN has learned. The settlement is expected to delay a final vote on the merger by the District of Columbia Public Service Commission for an undetermined period. The final vote was scheduled for May 4. More … Read Morefeatured


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