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Four Essentials from CTFN this Week

The New York Department of Financial Services has limited leverage and is likely to come to a negotiated settlement with the parties as it reviews the merger of Aetna and CVS, New York legislative sources told CTFN.

On October 12, Twenty-First Century Fox and Disney offered commitments to the European Commission to address competition concerns raised during pre-notification discussions, and the EC extended the provisional deadline for the Phase I review to November 6.

The Oregon Public Utility Commission on October 22 held a workshop with the new leadership team of Toronto-based Hydro One Ltd. as commissioners sought answers arising from the Canadian Province of Ontario’s intrusion last summer into the company’s governance that has drawn concerns about Hydro One’s merger with Spokane-based Avista Corporation.

CME’s acquisition of NEX Group does not appear likely to trigger an in-depth review by the UK Competition and Markets Authority, sources told CTFN.

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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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