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Fox/Disney The tribunal of Brazilian antitrust agency CADE is expected to clear the planned merger between 21st Century Fox and the Walt Disney Company between the end of January and early February with behavioral commitments, a source familiar with the case told CTFN. Sprint/T-Mobile The April 29-announced Sprint/T-Mobile merger remains under review at the staff … Read Morefeatured

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DISCK/DISCA Buying shares of DISCK and shorting an equivalent dollar amount of DISCA could be attractive to relative value investors as a low-risk trade given current levels and the expectation that management is likely to be back in the market repurchasing DISCK shares as early as the first or second quarter of next year. AVA/H:CN … Read Morefeatured

Three Essentials from CTFN this Week

Fox/Disney The General Superintendence of Brazilian antitrust regulator CADE is going to issue its recommendation on the planned merger between 21st Century Fox and the Walt Disney Company early in the week beginning December 3, a source close to Disney told CTFN. Avista/Hydro One Oregon’s utility ratepayer advocate recommended state regulators require the Canadian Province … Read Morefeatured

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Fox/Disney Brazil and China are among the main pending hurdles to the closing of the planned merger of Twenty-First Century Fox and Disney.featured

Four Essentials from CTFN this Week

EDP:PL Pre-notification discussions between China Three Gorges and the European Commission with regards to CTG’s acquisition of Energias de Portugal are “quite standard” and take a lot of time generally, a person close to the matter told CTFN. AVA/H:CN Signs have emerged among regulatory agencies in the Pacific Northwest that the pending $5.3 billion merger … Read Morefeatured

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COL/UTX The main issue in the review of United Technologies acquisition of Rockwell Collins by China’s State Administration for Market Regulation is the supplier relationship of both companies with the same local aerospace player. SCG/D Santee Cooper, the state-owned utility that shares ownership of the failed nuclear plant with SCANA, may have provided a new … Read Morefeatured

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AET/CVS The New York Department of Financial Services has limited leverage and is likely to come to a negotiated settlement with the parties as it reviews the merger of Aetna and CVS, New York legislative sources told CTFN. FOXA/DIS On October 12, Twenty-First Century Fox and Disney offered commitments to the European Commission to address … Read Morefeatured

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AET/CVS Opening the October 18 public hearing before the New York Department of Financial Services on the Aetna/CVS merger, DFS Superintendent Maria Vullo noted that her agency has approval authority over only one Aetna subsidiary, but then went on to elaborate how DFS touches various Aetna and CVS businesses in New York, particularly through license … Read Morefeatured

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LINU:GR/PX A decision from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission regarding the merger of Linde and Praxair is expected “very soon,” a person with knowledge of the matter told CTFN. According to the source, no more meetings are planned between the parties and the FTC. RRS:LN/ABX Jersey-headquartered gold miner Randgold Resources is engaged in negotiations with … Read Morefeatured

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AET/CVS On the sidelines of the Connecticut Insurance Department Form A hearing regarding CVS Health’s $69 billion acquisition of Aetna, CVS general counsel Tom Moriarty told CTFN the parties are making good progress with the pending antitrust review with the Department of Justice, and “are almost there.” SHPG/4502:JP Chances that the group of Takeda minority … Read Morefeatured

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