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Three Essentials from CTFN This Week

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

Five Essentials from CTFN this Week

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

High Likelihood Takeda Shareholders Back Shire Merger

Chances that the group of Takeda minority shareholders opposing the Japanese drug maker’s planned acquisition of rival Shire will succeed in blocking the deal appear to be low, local sources told CTFN.featured

Three Essentials from CTFN this Week

AET/CVS Aetna announced September 27 that it had entered into an agreement for WellCare to acquire all of Aetna’s standalone Medicare Part D prescription drug plan business effective December 31, subject to the closing of the Aetna/CVS merger. Despite not being announced in conjunction with a consent decree, a person close to the situation nevertheless … Read Morefeatured

Four Essentials from CTFN this Week

AET/CVS A person close to the working group of 18 state attorneys general investigating CVS Health’s $69 billion acquisition of Aetna told CTFN he expects a decision from the Department of Justice by the end of the month. LINU:GR/PX The U.S. Federal Trade Commission’s decision on the $45 billion Linde/Praxair transaction could come very soon, … Read Morefeatured

Four Essentials from CTFN this Week

LINU:GR/PX Linde and Praxair have agreed to offer additional remedies to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission as the industrial gas firms aim to save their $83 billion all-stock merger, CTFN has learned. NXTM Fresenius is on track to close its acquisition of NxStage on the timeline that the parties have indicated to the market, CTFN … Read Morefeatured

Storms Add to Aspen/Apollo Cat Limitation Tally

With additional reporting by Diane Alter – Under the merger agreement between Bermuda-based Aspen Insurance and Apollo Global Management, the private equity firm agreed to buy thefeatured

Three Essentials from CTFN this Week

AET/CVS A person close to the working group of 18 state attorneys general investigating the $69 billion Aetna/CVS deal told CTFN that a Medicare Part D divestiture is sufficient for most AGs to accept the Department of Justice’s expected decision to clear the deal. COL/UTX When United Technologies meets privately with investors this week it … Read Morefeatured

Three Essentials from CTFN This Week

AET/CVS A working group of 18 state attorneys general is looking “very closely and very hard” at the Aetna/CVS merger and the review of the deal by the Department of Justice, a person close to the working group told CTFN. S/TMUS T-Mobile and Sprint are in talks with regional wireless carriers C Spire, Shenandoah Telecommunications … Read Morefeatured

Revised: KLX Energy Spin-off Starts When-Issued Trading

Revised and Updated at 10:53am EDT – With the sale of the Aerospace Solutions Group (ASG) to Boeing expected to be completed in the calendar fourth quarter, KLX Inc. announced details August 28 of the when-issued tradingfeatured

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