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Three Essentials from CTFN This Week

LINU:GR/PX
A decision from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission regarding the merger of Linde and Praxair is expected “very soon,” a person with knowledge of the matter told CTFN. According to the source, no more meetings are planned between the parties and the FTC.

RRS:LN/ABX
Jersey-headquartered gold miner Randgold Resources is engaged in negotiations with the government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo to reach an agreement with regard to its planned merger with Canadian rival Barrick Gold, a source close to Randgold told CTFN.

MITL/Searchlight
The pending $2 billion acquisition of telecom equipment vendor Mitel Corporation by the private equity investment group Searchlight Capital Markets appears to be on a regulatory glide path towards approval at both the federal and state levels by year’s end.

Top stories on CTFN this week:  AET, MITL, LINU:GR

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Stephen Velgot

Stephen Velgot

Stephen Velgot has more than twenty years experience as a research analyst. He most recently started an event driven research product at Renaissance Macro Research after covering risk arbitrage at ICAP and event driven situations at Susquehanna and Cathay Financial. Stephen has an MBA in Finance from New York University and a BS in Operations Research from Cornell University.

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