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Gemalto/Thales EC Clearance Expected Soon

The Gemalto/Thales deal is expected to be cleared by the European Commission soon, two people close to the matter told CTFN.featured

Strong Demand Likely for Shire/Takeda Divestiture of SHP647

On October 26 Takeda announced it had proposed a remedy to the European Commission of selling Shire’s SHP647, a pipeline compound for the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease, which will potentially compete with Takeda’s marketedfeatured

EC Unlikely to Further Market Test Gemalto/Thales Remedies

The European Commission is unlikely to conduct another market test of the remedies proposed by Thales in connection with its acquisition of Gemalto, a source close to the situationfeatured

China Three Gorges Presses Ahead with EDP Regulatory Approval

With additional reporting by Rachel Rigby – Pre-notification discussions between China Three Gorges and the European Commission with regards to CTG’s acquisition of Energias de Portugal are “quite standard” and take a lot of time generally, afeatured

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

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

EC State of Play for Fox/Disney Expected

The state of play meeting between the European Commission and Disney for the U.S. company’s acquisition of Twenty-First Century Fox is expected in the coming days, competition sources told CTFN.featured

Fox/Disney Pre-Filing Discussions with EC Continue

With additional reporting by Valeria Camerino – Disney is in long, complex pre-notification discussions with the European Commission about its acquisition of Twenty-First Century Fox, sources told CTFN. A source close to the deal confirmed thatfeatured

Thales Advises Staff of Regulatory Delays for Gemalto Merger

With additional reporting by Rachel Rigby – French security and defense giant Thales has told employees that it is facing delays in obtaining the required regulatory clearances for its planned acquisition of Dutch rival Gemalto in an internal note, CTFN has learned.featured

Vertical Issues and IP Will be Focus for EC in Gemalto/Thales Case

With additional reporting by Rachel Rigby – Thales is a large client for the encryption key management tools provided by Gemalto, and therefore the merger of the twofeatured


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