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State Attorneys General Focused on Prepaid in Sprint/T-Mobile Merger

The working group of state attorneys general reviewing the merger of Sprint and T-Mobile continued their investigation during the partial U.S. government shutdown, as did critical staff at the Department of Justice, according to a person close to thefeatured

Catalog Companies Center Stage in DOJ Review of LSC Communications-Quad/Graphics

Catalogue companies have moved into the lens of the Department of Justice’s antitrust division as it reviews the merger of LSC Communications and Quad/Graphics, sources told CTFN.featured

Thales’s HSM Auction Robust

An auction for Thales’s general purpose hardware security modules unit, a required divestiture to address antitrust concerns regarding its $5.4 billion acquisition of rival Gemalto, is advancing.featured

IBM to File with EC in March for Red Hat Acquisition

IBM is expected to formally file with the European Commission for antitrust approval of its acquisition of Red Hat in about afeatured

Rent-A-Center Chief Testifies: “No Obligation to Tell Vintage of Termination Plans”

Rent-A-Center CEO Mitch Fadel told a Delaware Chancery Court Tuesday neither he nor his company had any obligation to tell Vintage Capital of their plans,featured

CADE Concerned About Fox/Disney Merger Impact on Sports Channels

The tribunal of Brazilian competition regulator CADE has sent out requests for information regarding the planned merger between Disney and 21st Century Fox to several third parties, asking whether structural remedies may be appropriate tofeatured

In Courtroom Coverage: Vintage v. Rent-A-Center February 12

CTFN will be reporting again today from the Delaware Court of Chancery.  For clients wishing to speak with Ed Roberts who is attending the hearings, please email or call +1 203 635 3400. Submitted at 4:19pm – Vintage finished cross examination of RAC’s Fadel.featured

Vintage Capital Tells Court Rent-A-Center Scotched Merger to Pocket Break-up Fee

The investment banker for private equity firm Vintage Capital testified in Delaware Chancery Court February 11 that he exchanged hugs during a lengthy meeting with Rent-A-Center’s CEO at the banker’s Los Angeles offices December 7,featured

European Parliament Set to Revamp Screening of Foreign Direct Investment

Following a committee vote on December 5, 2018, the European Parliament is set to approve a new framework on February 14 for the screening of foreign direct investments into the European Union.featured

Private Equity Consortium Tempers Offer for Zayo

The private equity consortium that includes Blackstone Group, Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners, KKR & Co., I Squared Capital, GTCR, and Charlesbank Capital Partners made a revised offer to acquire Zayo Group, said two sources familiar withfeatured


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