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Three Essentials from CTFN This Week

French IT services provider Atos is preparing a submission to complain to EU regulators about the planned merger between rivals Thales and Gemalto, a source close to Atos told CTFN.featured

Three Essentials from CTFN This Week

A group of 130 shareholders consisting of founding family members and former employees of Japanese drug maker Takeda Pharmaceutical is trying to win support from institutional investorsfeatured

Three Essentials from CTFN This Week

California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones will hold a public hearing June 19 in San Francisco into the proposed $69 billion merger of Aetna Inc. and CVS Health Corporation. Meanwhile, the Connecticut Department of Insurance told CTFN that it too will conduct a public hearing into the Aetna/CVS merger but no date has yet been scheduled. … Read Morefeatured

Three Essentials from CTFN This Week

The regulatory overhaul leading to the creation of China’s State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) is affecting ongoing merger reviews,featured

Four Essentials from CTFN This Week

The Competition Commission of India looks likely to use all the time up to its internal deadline for concluding its review of Bayer’s acquisition of Monsanto, with a decision still one or two weeks away, sources told CTFN. More here … The administrative tribunal of Brazilian antitrust regulator CADE is expected to vote on the … Read Morefeatured

Three Essentials from CTFN This Week

Brazilian regulator CADE appears inclined to approve the merger between industrial gas giants Linde and Praxair, subject to massive divestments of the parties’ Brazilian operations to a player with a high degree of technical expertise, which is not currently operating in the country. More here … Third parties are working to create a fourth, large … Read Morefeatured

Three Essentials from CTFN This Week

The parties in the WGL Holdings/AltaGas merger have reached a non-unanimous settlement agreement with the Washington, D.C., mayor’s office, CTFN has learned. The settlement is expected to delay a final vote on the merger by the District of Columbia Public Service Commission for an undetermined period. The final vote was scheduled for May 4. More … Read Morefeatured

Four Essentials from CTFN This Week

Closing arguments in the Time Warner/AT&T case are scheduled for April 30. The prior week’s testimony featured the redirect of the government’s key witness, economist Carl Shapiro. See a summary and additional commentary here and here. The European Commission is currently preparing a statement of objections (SO) on the merger between industrial gas giants Linde … Read Morefeatured

Three Essentials from CTFN This Week

The Department of Justice began to punch back Thursday during the Time Warner/AT&T trial, first with a pointed interrogation of the company’s chief executive, Randall Stephenson, then with the start of its rebuttal case, which is expected to climax as soon as Monday with the return to the witness stand of its economics expert, Prof. … Read Morefeatured

Three Essentials from CTFN This Week

CTFN’s Ed Roberts is in court for the entirety of the proceedings in the Department of Justice’s suit challenging the merger of Time Warner and AT&T.  Ed’s notes will be routinely posted and updated throughout. More here … The U.S. Department of Justice appears close to wrapping up its review of Bayer’s $66 billion acquisition … Read Morefeatured

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