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Proposed NxStage/Fresenius Settlement Agreement Advanced to Commissioners

A proposed settlement agreement resolving the FTC’s Bureau of Competition’s concerns with Fresenius’s acquisition of NxStage appears to have passed to the commissioner levelfeatured

Disney to get EC Approval Nov. 6 for Fox Acquisition

Disney will get phase one European Commission approval November 6 for clearance to buy Twenty-First Century Fox, a source close to the deal told CTFN.featured

TIM Brasil Believed in Early Negotiations for Nextel

TIM Brasil, the Brazilian unit of Italian telecoms operator Telecom Italia, is in early-stage negotiations for the acquisition of troubled rival Nextel, two executives working for a competitor told CTFN.featured

Industrial Policy Key to SAMR Review of Rockwell Collins/United Technologies Merger

The global head of a major international antitrust practice told CTFN the main issue in the review of United Technologies acquisition of Rockwell Collins by China’s State Administration for Market Regulation is the supplier relationship of bothfeatured

CADE Looks at Behavioral Remedies for Fox/Disney Merger

Brazilian regulator CADE is looking to impose behavioral commitments to approve the planned merger between Twenty-First Century Fox and Disney, a source directly involved in the case told CTFN.featured

Phase One Clearance Remains Uncertain for Fox/Disney

On October 12, Twenty-First Century Fox and Disney offered commitments to the European Commission to address competition concerns raised during pre-notification discussions,featured

Sources Optimistic for CMA Review of NEX Group/CME

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.featured

CADE to Seek Behavioral Remedies in Fox/Disney Case

Brazilian regulator CADE is expected to approve the merger between The Walt Disney Company and Twenty-First Century Fox subject to behavioral remedies, a Brasilia-based antitrust lawyer close to the matter told CTFN.featured

Linde/Praxair Vote at FTC Could Come Any Day

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.featured

Aetna/CVS Decision Imminent

A decision from the Department of Justice regarding CVS Health’s $69 billion acquisition of Aetna is expected before noon onfeatured


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