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

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

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