FOXA/DIS: Sports, Hulu, and Content Demographics Raise Key Antitrust Questions

The content assets of Fox and Disney could be seen as complementary rather than substitutes. That being said the combined company will control…

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MGI/Ant Financial: Merger Agreement Amendment Needed if CFIUS Review Extends Past Jan. 26 End Date

Moneygram and Ant Financial have been noticeably reticent about the status and timing of their third CFIUS petition and potential pull and refile…

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TRCO/SBGI: Meredith Confident in Role as Divestiture Buyer

Meredith is a strong candidate for Tribune/Sinclair divestitures, a company spokesperson tells Event Driven…

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TWX/T: Judge Leon Schedules March 19 Hearing Date; Urges Parties to Extend April 22 Termination Date

Soon after taking the bench, Judge Richard Leon announced that he would set a trial for March 19, 2018 pointing out that he has other trial obligations…

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QCOM/AVGO: Analysis Indicates Legal Overhangs Could Influence Shareholder Vote On Deal

Broadcom has put together an alternative board of directors to prompt a Mar. 6, 2018 shareholder vote on an offer to acquire Qualcomm. The original offer

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AET/CVS: Agency Clearance Battle Likely, Though Signs Point to DOJ Review of Deal, Sources Say

Sources tell Event Driven that signs point to the DOJ as the government entity most likely to conduct an antitrust review of the Aetna/CVS deal, though…

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CFIUS Revising Approach to Mitigation, Increasing Focus on Personal Information Access, Sources Say

Multiple CFIUS sources, inside and outside of government, have told Event Driven that CFIUS is informally revising its…

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TWX/T: Analysis of Vertical Merger Cases Sheds Light on How Court May Review the Proposed Deal

The DOJ’s lawsuit against Time Warner and AT&T has been characterized as a departure from agency procedure, with the most recent vertical…

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TWX/T, DOJ Battle on Timing of Trial; DOJ Seeks Trial Post-Deal Termination Date

The DOJ has submitted its own scheduling order to govern the TWX/T proceeding, proposing a May 7, 2018 trial…

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NXTM/FMS: Divestitures Might Not Fix Deal, Attorneys Say

An industry attorney and an often-cited law professor both say that it is not clear that divestitures would fix the NxStage/Fresenius…

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