Linde/PX: Amid Positive Indicators, Extension of October Deadline Unlikely

If the companies are unable to receive all necessary regulatory approvals by their Oct. 24 deadline, Linde and Praxair will likely walk away from…

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S/TMUS: White House to Convene Stakeholders in September to Discuss 5G

The Trump administration will convene a group of telecommunications stakeholders later this month to discuss opportunities and challenges…

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COL/UTX: DOJ Expected to Finish Vetting Divestiture Buyer in Coming Weeks

A person briefed on the matter confirmed that the DOJ is expected to finish vetting rival Safran to purchase divestitures for approval of…

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LHO/PEB: Companies Committed to Strategic Combination After Monthslong Takeover Battle

LaSalle Hotel Properties and Pebblebrook Hotel Trust reaffirmed their commitment to their strategic combination in a conference call today, Sept. 13…

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AKRX/Fresenius: Court Decision Unlikely Before Sept. 22, 2018

Vice Chancellor Travis Laster held a teleconference call at noon to discuss post-trial developments, including the FDA’s latest inspection at Akorn’s…

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IDTI/RNECF: Renesas Expands Auto Capabilities in Semiconductor Deal Requiring CFIUS Approval

Late yesterday evening, Sept. 10, Renesas announced that it would acquire Integrated Device Technology, or IDT, in a cash transaction valued at…

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S/TMUS: CFIUS Review Likely to Begin After Completion of Team Telecom Review and Will Have Broader Focus

CFIUS review of the proposed Sprint/T-Mobile merger will likely begin after the completion of the Team Telecom review and will be more…

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AET/CVS: Potential WellCare Divestiture Largely Addresses Concentration Issues in Part D

The DOJ will look closely to ensure that potential divestiture of Aetna/CVS’ Medicare Part D assets to WellCare would restore competition…

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KS/WRK: Timing Agreement Duration May Indicate Divestitures Needed

The DOJ has likely found issues with WestRock’s purchase of Kapstone which may lead to divestitures, according to several antitrust practitioners…

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ESRX/CI: DOJ-FTC Coordination ‘Unfortunate,’ but Vertical Issues Not Raising Alarm

The DOJ is unlikely to pursue a PBM-related theory of harm in the Express Scripts/Cigna merger, according to several attorneys…

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