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Three Essentials from CTFN This Week

AET/CVS
A working group of 18 state attorneys general is looking “very closely and very hard” at the Aetna/CVS merger and the review of the deal by the Department of Justice, a person close to the working group told CTFN.

S/TMUS
T-Mobile and Sprint are in talks with regional wireless carriers C Spire, Shenandoah Telecommunications (Shentel), and U.S. Cellular in addition to Dish Network as the merging carriers seek ways to divest assets to create a fourth large wireless company, said a sector banker and an industry source.

NSU:CN/LUN:CN
Vancouver-based copper and zinc producer Nevsun Resources is in a “very advanced stage of discussions” with parties interested in acquiring a stake or the whole of the company to fend off a hostile bid from Lundin Mining, a source close to Nevsun’s Serbian subsidiary Rakita told CTFN.

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Jonathan Spitzer

Jonathan Spitzer

Jonathan Spitzer is the publisher and editor-in-chief of CTFN. Jonathan launched the publication in early 2014 to provide the highest quality news on mergers and related corporate actions. Today CTFN provides market moving insights for analysts, portfolio managers, and deal professionals in the merger arbitrage and event-driven space. Jonathan was a merger arbitrage research analyst for Arnhold and S. Bleichroeder Advisers from 1999 - 2005, and co-portfolio manager of the merger arbitrage funds at Arnhold and S. Bleichroeder (presently known as First Eagle Investment Management), from 2005 until his retirement from active fund management in 2013. He has an MBA from Columbia Business School (Beta Gamma Sigma) and a BA from Yale College in comparative literature (summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa). Jonathan believes that as competition authorities have proliferated globally and as enforcement trends have varied over time, quality reporting from knowledgable sources has become increasingly important. CTFN's investigative reporting is designed for knowledgeable industry and financial markets participants who appreciate detail and critical thinking from credible sources.

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