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NxStage/Fresenius Likely Next Test for Divided Commission

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has been reviewing Fresenius’ $2 billion acquisition of NxStage Medical for nearly a year and a half, making it the longest deal under review at the agency.featured

Day 2: Sprint/T-Mobile Hearings at the CPUC

This page will be updated throughout the day. If you wish to speak with our reporter attending the hearings for additional clarification or his personal opinions on the proceedings, please call +1 203 635 6555 or email Updated at 3:54pm EST – Judge Bemesderfer closed the doors for a cross examination of T-Mobile’s Ray … Read Morefeatured

Update from Sprint/T-Mobile CPUC Hearings

The California Public Utilities Commission hearings into the Sprint/T-mobile merger began February 5 with T-Mobile COO Mike Sievert pledging to cut cell service pricing in order to win customers from AT&T and Verizon if the merger is approved.featured

Update on Bemis/Amcor Deal

The Department of Justice’s antitrust division staff did not look at Amcor’s $5.26 billion acquisition of Bemis during the partial government shutdown, a person close to the matter told CTFN.featured

New York DFS Surprises Fidelity National Financial

Fidelity National Financial was “blindsided” by the New York State Department of Financial Services’ January 31 written notice of disapproval of FNF’s application to acquire Stewart Information Services’ New York subsidiary, a person close to FNF toldfeatured

DOJ Wants Upfront Buyer for Gemalto/Thales Divestiture

The U.S. Department of Justice has requested an acceptable upfront buyer of Thales’s global general purpose HSM business in order to approve Thales’s $5.6 billion acquisition of Gemalto, CTFN has learned.featured

DOJ Review of Sprint/T-Mobile Continued Through the Shutdown

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 CTFN.featured

Looking to Upcoming Sprint/T-Mobile Evidentiary Hearings in California

California’s utility ratepayer advocate and a major labor union have emerged as key opponents of the pending Sprint/T-Mobile merger in the state as the California Public Utilities Commission gears up for a crucial evidentiary hearing into the transactionfeatured

Customers Comment on PacBio/Illumina

Sources told CTFN that Pacific Biosciences reached out to customers in early December to alert them that they may be contacted by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission regarding the company’s acquisition by Illumina.featured

Disney Still Fine-Tuning Behavioral Remedy Package in Brazil

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.featured


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