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Three Essentials from CTFN this Week

S/TMUS – As expected, a number of advocacy groups will file petitions on August 27 with the Federal Communications Commission asking the agency to deny the Sprint/T-Mobile merger. In addition, CTFN has learned that 11 state attorneys general will oppose the deal. More here … QCOM – Qualcomm’s $10 billion Dutch Auction presents a chance … Read Morefeatured

Qualcomm Dutch Auction Presents Chance for High-End of Range

Since commencing its $10 billion modified Dutch auction tender offer for its shares on July 31, shares of Qualcomm have worked higher by 7.3% through August 21, approaching the high-end of thefeatured

Three Essentials from CTFN This Week

The regulatory overhaul leading to the creation of China’s State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) is affecting ongoing merger reviews,featured

Merger Reviews Slowed by China’s Regulatory Reshuffle

The regulatory overhaul leading to the creation of China’s State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) is affecting ongoing merger reviews, a Beijing-basedfeatured

Judge Bars Government from Accessing Additional Qualcomm Data on Failed Broadcom Deal

A federal judge ruled Friday the FTC cannot access additional information about Broadcom’s failed takeover of the smartphone chip manufacturer that might give the government greater insight into the company’s “no license, no chips” policy being challenged in court.featured

Trade Tensions Seen as Unlikely to Quash NXP/Qualcomm Deal

With additional reporting by Diane Alter – Growing trade tensions between China and the United States will not likely be the key factor for Mofcom’s review of the NXPfeatured

Three Essentials from CTFN This Week

Mofcom has sent the NXP Semiconductors/Qualcomm case back down from the ministerial level to the staff to address concerns that were raised in the interim, according to a Beijing-based attorney who recently worked on another semiconductor deal before Mofcom. The lawyer said the Chinese antitrust regulator is likely to re-examine the pricing, terms and conditions, … Read Morefeatured

Mofcom Review of NXP Semiconductors/Qualcomm Deal Back Down to Staff Level

With additional reporting by Diane Alter – Mofcom has sent the NXP Semiconductors/Qualcomm case back down from the ministerial level to the staff to address concerns thatfeatured

Five Essentials from CTFN This Week

On March 8, health insurer Cigna announced a $67 billion acquisition of pharmacy benefits manager Express Scripts. CTFN introduces ‘CTFN First Look’ that offers clients first impressions on the deal’s regulatory implications from several sources. More here … Broadcom’s March 9 letter to Congress, in which it pledges to make the U.S. the global leader in … Read Morefeatured

Broadcom’s Efforts to Ease CFIUS Concerns Could Fall Short

Broadcom’s March 9 letter to Congress, in which it pledges to make the U.S. the global leader in 5G and in which it aims to address “misconceptions” regarding a Qualcomm combination, will havefeatured

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