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Four Essentials from CTFN this Week

AET/CVS A person close to the working group of 18 state attorneys general investigating CVS Health’s $69 billion acquisition of Aetna told CTFN he expects a decision from the Department of Justice by the end of the month. LINU:GR/PX The U.S. Federal Trade Commission’s decision on the $45 billion Linde/Praxair transaction could come very soon, … Read Morefeatured

Zijin’s Bid for Nevsun Unlikely to Face Hurdles at Local Level

Zijin’s C$6.00 per share all-cash bid for Canadian mining company Nevsun is not expected to face any opposition from the Serbian or Eritrean governments, local sources told CTFN.featured

Effective Premium is Still 8.7% in Fortive Split-off

On August 28, Fortive Corp. commenced an exchange offer related to the split-off of its Automation & Specialty platform (the “A&S Business”) excluding Fortive’s Hengstler and Dynapar businesses.featured

Oregon Staff Recommends Pausing Docket on Avista/Hydro One Merger

In a major setback for the merger plans of Hydro One Limited and Avista Corporation, the staff of the Oregon Public Utility Commission is recommending that the commission pause the docket in the regulatory proceedings while the state’s ratepayerfeatured

Linde/Praxair Pieces Appear to Fall into Place with FTC Review

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission’s decision on the $45 billion Linde/Praxair transaction could come very soon, according to a person close to the situation.featured

Idaho Does Not Commit to Deadline for Avista/Hydro One Decision

The staff of the Idaho Public Utilities Commission, which last spring recommended approval of Toronto-based Hydro One’s proposed acquisition of Spokane-based Avista, is now awaiting further answers from the Canadian company’s actingfeatured

LyondellBasell is the Likely Buyer of Linde’s La Porte Plant

Linde’s HYCO plant in La Porte, Texas, along with employee contracts are going to be sold to LyondellBasell as Linde/Praxair aim to save their multi-billion merger, a person with knowledge of the matter told CTFN.featured

Takeda Mulls Post-Merger Divestment of Shire’s Unprofitable Businesses

Japanese drugmaker Takeda is considering selling some of Shire’s divisions once it finalizes its takeover of the Irish peer.featured

Nexstar Expresses Interest in Cox Divestments

Nexstar Broadcasting Group has expressed interest in Cox Enterprises’ divestment of 14 television stations, a source familiar with the matter told CTFN.featured

Idaho PUC Expected to Approve Procedural Schedule in Avista/Hydro One Merger

The Idaho Public Utilities Commission is poised to vote today (Tuesday) on a proposed procedural schedule in the Hydro One-Avista merger that calls for the commissioners to issue their final order in the matter by December 14featured


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