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FTC Likely to Require Firewall for Essendant/Staples Deal

Industry sources told CTFN that the U.S. Federal Trade Commission is likely to require a behavioral remedy in the form of a firewall between Essendant and Staples, in conjunction withfeatured

Ohio Staff Recommends Vectren/CenterPoint Deal

The staff of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) is recommending that commissioners approve Houston-based CenterPoint Energy’s proposed acquisition of Indiana-based Vectren Corporation, coming one day after utility regulators infeatured

ERSE Approval Not Required in Advance for EDP/China Three Gorges

China Three Gorges is not required to submit a formal filing to Portuguese regulator ERSE in order to gain approval for its planned takeover of Portuguese utility Energias de Portugal, a source close to the matter confirmed.featured

First Data/Fiserv First Look

On January 16, Fiserv announced the acquisition of First Data Corporation for 0.303 shares of Fiserv for each share of First Data common stock. The combined company will be led by Fiserv CEO Jeffery Yabuki with the current CEO of First Datafeatured

Indiana URC Could Issue Final Order on Vectren/CenterPoint Merger Today

The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission could issue its final order as early as January 16 regarding Vectren Corporation’s pending acquisition by Houston-based CenterPoint Energy.featured

CADE Expected to Clear Fox/Disney with Behavioral Remedies January 30

The tribunal of Brazilian regulator CADE is likely to approve the planned merger between Disney and 21st Century Fox with behavioral remedies, during the first judgement session offeatured

Virginia Approval of Genworth/China Oceanwide May Foreshadow DFS Decision

The Virginia State Corporation Commission Bureau of Insurance’s re-approval of the $2.7 billion Genworth/China Oceanwide transaction on January 11 is conditioned on among other things a term letter agreed to between the parties and the New Yorkfeatured

CTG to Submit EC Filing for EDP Acquisition in First Quarter

China Three Gorges hopes to submit a formal notification to the European Commission for its planned merger with Energias de Portugal in the first quarter, a source close to the matter told CTFN.featured

Virginia SCC Approves Genworth/China Oceanwide

Updated January 12, 2019: The Virginia State Corporation Commission’s Bureau of Insurance on January 11, 2019, approved China Oceanwide’s $2.7 billion acquisition of Genworth. The approval is conditioned on various factors includingfeatured

Nexstar in Discussions with Multiple Firms for Divestitures

Nexstar Media Group will likely reach out to the new Fox Corporation and to several smaller media companies in seeking bidders for television stations in overlapping markets where Nexstar must divest to win regulatory approval for its $6.4 billionfeatured


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