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Gemalto/Thales EC Clearance Expected Soon

The Gemalto/Thales deal is expected to be cleared by the European Commission soon, two people close to the matter told CTFN.featured

Update: Express Scripts/Cigna DMHC Review

Legislative sources told CTFN that California’s Department of Managed Health Care has signaled that it is aiming to make a decision regarding Cigna’s $69 billion acquisition of Express Scripts beforefeatured

Three Essentials from CTFN this Week

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

Next Moves for Hydro One

Whipsawed by political developments in Ontario, embattled Hydro One Ltd. is pondering its next move and whether the Toronto-based energy company can salvage its $5.3 billion plan tofeatured

DOJ Appeal of Time Warner/AT&T Case

Updated at 1:30pm… A panel of appeals court judges appeared skeptical Thursday of the government’s efforts to revive their antitrust challenge to the $84 billion AT&T merger with Time Warner.featured

Discovery Management Will Likely Soon be Helping Narrow the Share Class Spread

As share class trades go, Discovery has presented several opportunities over the years to take advantage of index changes, corporate events, and a management that has aggressively repurchasedfeatured

Faroe Avoids Shareholder Vote on Asset Swap

Faroe Petroleum had to seek prior approval from the UK’s Panel on Takeovers and Mergers for its asset swap agreement with Equinor, because under Rule 21 of the Takeover Code, when afeatured

Media Reports Keep Hydro One Governance Question in Focus

A report in a Toronto newspaper that Ontario Premier Doug Ford is in a “standoff” with Hydro One Ltd.’s board majority over the selection of a new CEO echoed through the Pacific Northwest this week wherefeatured

NxStage/Fresenius Merger: FTC Update

A recommendation to approve a consent order that would allow Fresenius to move forward with its acquisition of NxStage moved from the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Competition to thefeatured

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

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