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Akorn Executives Followed Kapoor from Troubled Predecessor

In August 1981, Dr. John Kapoor, presently the largest shareholder of Akorn and former CEO and chairman of the board, led a group that acquired Lyphomed from Stone Containerfeatured

Kinnevik Mulling Options to Gain Antitrust Approval for Com Hem-Tele2 Merger

Swedish investment company Kinnevik, the largest shareholder in both telecoms operator Tele2 and triple-play services provider Com Hem, is reviewing a number offeatured

California Legislators Attempting to Increase Oversight of Health Insurance Mergers

A bill currently winding through the California legislature would allow increased state oversight of health insurance mergers, but opinions vary on whetherfeatured

Four Essentials from CTFN This Week

Note: CTFN will be on a limited holiday publishing schedule next week (December 26 – 29). The 2018 growing season is critical to the way various states are likely to regulate the use of dicamba, and of particular concern to Monsanto investors, the use of Monsanto’s Xtend. Volatility of the compound appears to be at … Read Morepublic

Oi Strives for Deal with Anatel Ahead of Creditors’ Meeting

Distressed Brazilian telco Oi is currently focusing its efforts on negotiating a restructuring deal with telecoms regulator Anatel, the government, and the largest creditors, sources closefeatured

Odebrecht Might be Forced to Sell Braskem by First Half of 2018

Troubled Brazilian engineering and construction conglomerate Odebrecht, which is entangled in a large-scale corruption scandal, is expected to run short of cash by thefeatured

Fannie/Freddie Legal Challenges Proceed While Investors Seek High Court Review

Investors in Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac plan to continue their challenge of the government’s claim on all profits earned by the mortgage giants even as they wait to see if the Supreme Courtfeatured

Lawsuits Ongoing Against Health Net 18-Months After Acquisition by Centene

On January 8, 2016, California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones announced that he would be holding a public hearing in Sacramento to determine how Missouri-based Centene Corporation’s $6.8 billion acquisition of California-based Health Net would impactfeatured

The Tribune/Sinclair Merger and the Move to ATSC 3.0

One of the bones of contention underlying opposition to Sinclair Broadcast Group’s $3.9 billion acquisition of Tribune Media, Inc., stems from new technologies called ATSC 3.0 that U.S. television broadcasters hope will prevent them from going the way of the dinosaur.featured

Attorney’s Letter to Ofcom Details Complaints Targeting Fox

Former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes allegedly criticized ex-President Barack Obama in front of a freelance reporter who was seeking a job at the news network, insisting that Obamafeatured

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