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FTC Likely to Require Firewall for Essendant/Staples Deal

Industry sources told CTFN that the U.S. Federal Trade Commission is likely to require a behavioral remedy in the form of a firewall between Essendant and Staples, in conjunction withfeatured

First Data/Fiserv First Look

On January 16, Fiserv announced the acquisition of First Data Corporation for 0.303 shares of Fiserv for each share of First Data common stock. The combined company will be led by Fiserv CEO Jeffery Yabuki with the current CEO of First Datafeatured

CADE Expected to Clear Fox/Disney with Behavioral Remedies January 30

The tribunal of Brazilian regulator CADE is likely to approve the planned merger between Disney and 21st Century Fox with behavioral remedies, during the first judgement session offeatured

CTG to Submit EC Filing for EDP Acquisition in First Quarter

China Three Gorges hopes to submit a formal notification to the European Commission for its planned merger with Energias de Portugal in the first quarter, a source close to the matter told CTFN.featured

DOJ Working on Sprint/T-Mobile Despite Shutdown

The review of the Sprint/T-Mobile transaction by the Department of Justice is proceeding, despite the partial U.S. government shutdown, a person close to the matter told CTFN.featured

Fidelity National’s Acquisition of Stewart Seeing Little Opposition

Fidelity National Financial’s acquisition of Stewart Information Services is moving ahead with little apparent opposition to the transaction, a former official in the U.S. Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Competition told CTFN.featured

Nonessential FTC Employees to be Furloughed

At 11:59 p.m. on December 28, 2018, nonessential employees at the U.S. Federal Trade Commission will be furloughed as a result of the government shutdown, the regulatory agency confirmed to CTFN.featured

Red Hat/IBM Merger Not Expected to Raise Major Antitrust Concerns

With additional reporting by Rachel Rigby and Sarah Cohen. IBM’s acquisition of open source cloud software company Red Hat should not raise major competition concerns, sources told CTFN.featured

FTC Decision on NxStage/Fresenius Nears

A decision from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission regarding the acquisition of NxStage Medical by Fresenius is expected any day, FTC sources told CTFN.featured

Sprint/T-Mobile Antitrust Review Not Near Conclusion

The April 29-announced Sprint/T-Mobile merger remains under review at the staff level within the antitrust division of the U.S. Department of Justice, and staff is far from sending a recommendation up to the next level, CTFN has learned.featured

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