Industry Executive Sees Reported Axalta/Akzo Nobel Tie-Up as Defensive

Commenting on media reports of interest by Akzo Nobel in acquiring Axalta Coating Systems, a rival company executive calledfeatured

White Tale Appears Set to Succeed in Blocking Huntsman/Clariant Deal

Activist investor group White Tale appears set to succeed in blocking the Huntsman/Clariant deal, as it recently increased its own stake and a number of other Clariant shareholders support its view, it is understood. White Tale’s recent roadshow with Clariant shareholders in London and Zurich was well received, and there were at least a dozen … Read Morepublic

Activist Asks for Clarity on AkzoNobel CEO Shuffle

Activist investor Elliott Management has not been successful in its attempts to remove AkzoNobel chair Antony Burgmans, but Akzo’s largest shareholder appears to have at least partially propelled thefeatured

Removing AkzoNobel Chairman Likely Difficult for Activist

Elliott Management’s petition to the Interim Relief Court in the Netherlands to convene a general meeting of AkzoNobel shareholders to remove Chairman Antony Burgmans is not expectedfeatured

PPG’s Request for Extension of Akzo Offer Deadline Likely to Fail

PPG’s request for an extension of the June 1 deadline to submit a formal offer for AkzoNobel, or face a six-month prohibition on making an offer, is likely to be rejected, threefeatured

Valspar/Sherwin Williams Remedy Package Judged Sufficient by Sources

The Valspar/Sherwin-Williams merger will be approved by the Federal Trade Commission, with a remedy package along the lines of the divestiture to Axalta that Sherwin previouslyfeatured

Akzo Confident in Refuting Shareholder Arguments in Court

Akzo Nobel is confident that the Enterprise Chamber in Amsterdam on Monday will find that it acted correctly in not granting the request for an extraordinary shareholders meeting fromfeatured

Former Dutch Senator Doubts PPG Goes Hostile

With additional reporting by Rachel Rigby – A former member of the Senate of the Netherlands told CTFN that he doubts that PPG will go hostile with its offer for AkzoNobel, because it wouldfeatured

AkzoNobel and Shareholders Likely Headed to Dutch Court

The question of what specific agenda items will be voted on at an extraordinary general meeting, if AkzoNobel honors the meeting request of shareholders led by Elliott Advisors, could end up infeatured

Valspar/Sherwin-Williams Appear On Track for First Quarter Close

The Valspar/Sherwin-Williams deal could be cleared relatively soon by the Federal Trade Commission, with limited divestitures, according to several antitrust attorneys. “Talks have been productive,” said one attorney with knowledge of the situation, referring to remedy discussions between thefeatured

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