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

Congress Plans Broader Role for Security Reviews

In a rare bipartisan review, members of Congress are studying proposals that would expand the reach of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States that would likely add representation from additional federal agencies and allow CFIUS to probe deeper into M&A involving entities owned or partially owned by foreign governments.featured

Sibanye’s South African Shareholders Still Skeptical of Stillwater Deal

Sibanye Gold’s shareholder vote on its acquisition of US platinum and palladium producer Stillwater is scheduled for April 25. However, local shareholders are still questioning the meritsfeatured

Behavioral Remedies Likely in Luxottica/Essilor Merger

With additional reporting by Diane Alter – French ophthalmic lens manufacturer Essilor and Italian eyewear leader Luxottica might be required to offer some behavioral remedies to obtainfeatured

Verizon Watching Time Warner/AT&T Before Deciding on Deals, Bankers Say

Verizon is watching AT&T as it goes through the regulatory process for its $85 billion acquisition of Time Warner before reaching conclusions about its own big ticket M&A, saidfeatured

Shareholder Concerns Voiced in Stillwater/Sibanye Deal

Some of Sibanye Gold’s minority shareholders have raised concerns over the company’s ongoing acquisition of U.S. platinum group metals and palladium producer Stillwater, South African sources told CTFN.featured

Protests Mount Against Dakota Access Pipeline

Energy Transfer Partners, the Texas-based company behind the Dakota Access Pipeline, announced Tuesday that it would resume construction of the controversial oil pipeline project that the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and its allies say would desecrate ancient Indian burial grounds and cultural sites.featured

Construction Companies Plead with CADE over Petrobras Case

Several Brazilian construction companies who allegedly took part in a cartel involving state-controlled oil and gas giant Petrobras are negotiating leniency agreements with antitrust authority CADE, sources involved in the case told CTFN. “Some of them are at an advanced stage of discussions, others in the early stages,” a lawyer for one of the defendants … Read Morefeatured

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