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Four Essentials from CTFN this Week

ZAYO Zayo and the private equity consortium that has made an offer to buy the company continue to differ on price, CTFN has learned. Read more here … S/TMUS Depositions are wrapping up in the U.S. Department of Justice’s review of the Sprint/T-Mobile merger, while economic analyses continue, a person close to the matter told … Read Morefeatured

Four Essentials from CTFN this Week

FOXA/DIS The Walt Disney Group and 21st Century Fox are still “fine-tuning” their behavioral remedy package to gain approval for their planned merger from the tribunal of Brazilian regulator CADE, sources involved in the case told CTFN. A source close to Disney said: “Discussions are still ongoing regarding the terms of the commitments.” ZAYO The … Read Morefeatured

Four Essentials from CTFN this Week

FDC/FISV First Look Industry participants that CTFN spoke to believe the deal will be transformative for the industry. Sources referenced customers who believe the companies’ product offerings will be complementary as they do not see the two as direct competitors in most segments. Nevertheless, the two are big companies that do compete in some areas, … Read Morefeatured

Deals Delayed as Government Shutdown Continues

The partial U.S. government shutdown is now entering its third week, and new spending packages have not yet moved Congress and the president to reopen nine unfunded federal departments, including the Federal Trade Commission and thefeatured

Three Essentials from CTFN this Week

RHT/IBM IBM’s acquisition of open source cloud software company Red Hat should not raise major competition concerns, sources told CTFN. NXTM/FRE:GR A decision from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission regarding the acquisition of NxStage Medical by Fresenius is expected any day, FTC sources told CTFN. EDP:PL/China Three Gorges Tiago Corrêa do Amaral, public law and … Read Morefeatured

Four Essentials from CTFN this Week

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

Three Essentials from CTFN This Week

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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