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Spain

Spain Watchdog OKs Bankia Merger With Conditions

Spain’s competition watchdog, the CNMC, on Tuesday, March 23, approved Caixabank’s acquisition of state-owned lender Bankia, though the merged entity will have to agree...
Merger

UK Publishes Updated Merger Guidelines

Following a public consultation, the CMA has published updated guidelines about its approach to analysing mergers. The Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA) previous merger assessment...
Vodafone

Sky & Vodafone Think Virgin-O2 Merger Will Hurt UK Competition 

The tie-up of Liberty Global and Telefonica’s UK businesses risks harming Britain’s telecom market, Vodafone Group and Comcast’s Sky claimed in submissions to the nation's antitrust regulator. Sky Mobile currently...
Dole Food

Dole Food In Merger Talks With Ireland’s Total Produce

The US fruit and vegetable producer Dole Food is to merge with Ireland-based Total Produce to create a US-listed group that will be the...
Fiat

Fiat Chrysler & PSA Seal Merger To Become Stellantis

Fiat Chrysler and PSA sealed their long-awaited merger on Saturday, January 16, to create Stellantis, the world’s fourth-largest auto group with deep enough pockets...
Mexico

Energy Group Concerned Over Move To Merge Mexican Regulators

The Mexican business environment for energy sector players could be hampered by plans to fold autonomous regulators and the competition watchdog into existing ministries,...
France

France Publishes New Merger Control Guidelines

Since autumn 2017, the Autorité has been deeply involved in the modernization and simplification of merger control. And this week they published these updates....
Talkspace

Talkspace In $1.4B Merger Talks With Hudson Exec

Online therapy provider Talkspace has agreed to merge with Hudson Executive Investment, the blank-check firm run by former JPMorgan Chase & Co. executive Doug...
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UK Regulator Breaks Up Motor Parts Merger

The CMA will require TVS Europe Distribution to sell 3G in order to protect competition in the commercial vehicle and trailer parts sector. The CMA...
Visa

Visa & Plaid Call Off $5.3B Merger

Visa and financial-technology startup Plaid announced Tuesday that they’ve terminated their plans to merge following antitrust pushback from the Department of Justice, reported The Wall...

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