Four Essentials from CTFN This Week

Bayer’s $66 billion acquisition of Monsanto is progressing toward a consent decree with U.S. regulators, antitrust sources told CTFN. “Bayer has floated various solutions to the DOJ, the European Union, and Brazil,” a former deputy assistant attorney general in the Department of Justice’s antitrust division said. “The Liberty Link, vegetable seeds, and digital farming software … Read Morefeatured

Rivals and Clients Apply for Third-Party Status in CADE Review of Linde-Praxair Merger

Rivals and clients of industrial gas giants Linde and Praxair have asked Brazilian antitrust regulator CADE to be admitted as third parties in the review of the planned merger, confirming that the deal is facing strong opposition in Brazil. Air Liquide, Brazilian metallurgic company Companhia Brasileira de Alumínio (CBA), healthcare services provider Empresa de Serviços … Read Morefeatured

Four Essentials from CTFN This Week

Rivals and clients of Linde and Praxair in Brazil are monitoring the ongoing merger between the two industrial gas giants with great apprehension, with sources raising doubts that the deal could be cleared by Brazilian regulator CADE without significant divestments. More here … The Competition Commission of India is likely to clear the Monsanto-Bayer deal … Read Morepublic

Brazilian Gas Industry Skeptical of Linde-Praxair Merger

Rivals and clients of Linde and Praxair in Brazil are monitoring the ongoing merger between the two industrial gas giants with great apprehension, with sources raisingfeatured

Linde/Praxair in Pre-Filing Discussions with CADE

Industrial gas giants Linde and Praxair are currently engaged in pre-notification talks with Brazilian antitrust regulator CADE for their planned $80 billion merger, sourcesfeatured

Linde Small Investors Group Escalates Battle

Germany’s oldest and largest association for private investors, Deutsche Schutzvereinigung für Wertpapierbesitz e.V. (DSW), is ready to escalate the dispute with Linde’s supervisory boardfeatured

Linde/Praxair expected to File with CADE in November

German industrial gas group Linde and US peer Praxair will notify their planned merger with Brazilian antitrust regulator CADE in November, a competition lawyer familiar withfeatured

Linde/Praxair Brazilian Antitrust Review Likely to Focus on Coordinated Effects

CADE’s review of the planned merger between industrial gas suppliers Linde and Praxair will be aimed at establishing whether the enlarged entity could be in a position to raise prices orfeatured

Linde Investor Group Voices Governance Concerns with Praxair Merger

Germany’s oldest and largest association for private investors, Deutsche Schutzvereinigung für Wertpapierbesitz e.V. (DSW), will send a letter to Linde management to try andfeatured

Linde/Praxair Merger Needs Divestitures in US and Canada

Linde Group’s merger with Praxair will likely require divestitures in both the US and Canada, a former senior executive at Linde North America told CTFN. The executive said that the gas industry is an oligopoly, andfeatured

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