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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

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

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

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

Intervenor Wants CEO Named at Hydro One Before Agreeing to Procedural Schedule

An attorney for a local consumer group opposed to the $5.3 billion merger of Canada’s Hydro One and Spokane-based Avista has told utility regulatorsfeatured

Three Essentials from CTFN this Week

Disney is in long, complex pre-notification discussions with the European Commission about its acquisition of Twenty-First Century Fox, sources told CTFN. More here … A person close to a consortium of industrial gas consumers told CTFN that it makes sense for Linde and Praxair to sell additional Linde assets in order to move the Linde/Praxair … Read Morefeatured

Pacific Northwest Intervenors Await Hydro One Clarity

A staff attorney for Oregon’s utility ratepayer advocate told CTFN that if new management at Hydro One were to renege on the settlement agreement reached with intervenors in its bid tofeatured

Four Essentials from CTFN this Week

CME has not yet submitted its filing for its acquisition of NEX Group to the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority as the company seeks to complete its pre-submission work on the case, sources close to the situation told CTFN. More here … During the recent Ontario provincial election campaign in Canada, newly-elected Premier Doug Ford … Read Morefeatured

Ford Could Put His Mark on Hydro One Management

During the recent Ontario provincial election campaign in Canada, newly-elected Premier Doug Ford derisively referred to Hydro One’s then-CEO Mayo Schmidt as “the six-million dollar man” because of thefeatured

Five Essentials from CTFN This Week

A decision in the Aetna/CVS Health merger is likely to come in the next three to six weeks, according to a former assistant section chief in the healthcare and consumer products section within the Department of Justice’s antitrust division. More here … U.S. state insurance department reviews of AXA’s $15.3 billion acquisition of Bermuda-based XL … Read Morefeatured

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