CTFN Editors’ M&A Highlights of the Week

NxStage – CTFN confirmed with a source close to the deal that Fresenius has not certified substantial compliance with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission’s second request, as some market participants inferred after comments made by a Fresenius executive during a December 5 conference, and a follow-up media story on December 6. Scripps – Local telecom attorneys … Read Morepublic

CADE Unlikely to Request Additional Divestments from Monsanto/Bayer

Brazilian antitrust regulator CADE is not expected to request further structural remedies to complement the global divestments publicly announced by the parties that would seefeatured

Monsanto/Bayer Review Likely to Go to Phase Two in India

The Competition Commission of India is likely to move the Monsanto/Bayer deal into Phase Two, sources following the situation believe. Anshuman Sakle, a competition partner at Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, explained thatfeatured

Bayer Waiting on Mid-December State-of-Play Meeting

Bayer is not likely to offer formal concessions to the European Commission for its deal with Monsanto ahead of an anticipated state-of-play meetingfeatured

Third Parties Further Intervene in CADE Review of Monsanto-Bayer Merger

Brazil’s soybean and cottonseed associations submitted a new petition to CADE November 24, To Keep Reading, Request a Trial Already a subscriber? Log-infeatured

Sources: If Bayer Acquisition of Monsanto Includes a Statement of Objections, it Will Likely Happen in January

With additional reporting by Valeria Camerino. According to a source close to Monsanto, the team at the European Commission looking at the Monsanto/Bayer deal is overloaded with data which it still needs to review.featured

Brazil’s Soybean and Cottonseed Associations Request Further Disposals for Monsanto-Bayer Merger

Brazil’s soybean and cottonseed associations will file a petition with the tribunal of antitrust regulator CADE on Friday,featured

Source Sees a 4 to 5 Year Extension for Glyphosate in the EU

A source close to Monsanto told CTFN he expects EU approval of glyphosate is likely to be granted To Keep Reading, Request a Trial Already a subscriber? Log-infeatured

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Brazil’s Soybean Associations Unsatisfied with Bayer’s Divestment Proposal

Brazilian soybean producers’ associations Aprosoja and Abrass are not happy with the remedy proposal that Bayer has submitted to CADE, as it does not make any reference tofeatured

BASF Likely Bids for Additional Assets Bayer May Need to Offer

Updated at 12:30pm EDT – With additional reporting by Valeria Camerino – While the European Commission evaluates Bayer’s acquisition of Monsanto in the wake of Bayer’s announcement of a sale of €5.9 billion of businesses to BASF, sources close to the situation told CTFN that iffeatured

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