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US: Barclays sources deny reports of possible merger

Barclays is not exploring a potential merger with other banks, two sources close to the bank have told Reuters, dismissing a media report that...

EU: Renault-Nissan merger will be slow

Renault and Nissan are reviewing the ownership structure of their car making alliance, but are unlikely to merge into a single listed entity this...

US: GE Transportation merges with Wabtec in US$11.1b deal

General Electric confirmed on Monday, May 21, it was unloading the bulk of its transportation business which makes train engines to Wabtec, a US...

UK: Government does not intend to recommend CMA review of Comcast-Sky...

Britain's government says it does not intend to refer US media conglomerate Comcast's £22 billion (US$30.7 billion) takeover offer for London-based Sky to competition...

Philippines: Regulator raises threshold for M&A review

On Monday, March 5, the Philippine antitrust watchdog doubled the threshold to trigger a review of mergers and acquisitions, in a move seen partly...

EU/US: EC, FTC clear €48bn Essilor-Luxottica merger

European and US Competition regulators approved the €48 billion (US$52.49 billion) merger of Italian eyewear maker Luxottica and French lens manufacturer Essilor, sending shares in...

US: Qualcomm agrees to negotiate with Broadcom

Qualcomm has said it will engage in negotiations with Broadcom, the clearest indication by the San Diego-based chipmaker that it is open to a...

Australia: Health insurer HBF seeks AU$4 billion merger

Western Australia's largest health insurer HBF is seeking a AU$4 billion (US$3.2 billion) merger with Sydney-based HCF that would give the combined companies more...

Merger control and the public interest: European spotlight on foreign direct...

December 2017 CPI Europe Column edited by Anna Tzanaki (Competition Policy International) & Juan Delgado (Global Economics Group) presents: Merger control and the public interest: European spotlight on foreign direct investment...

US: Amazon-Whole Foods: Shareholder sues in attempt to block takeover

A federal lawsuit aims to thwart Amazon’s proposed US$13.7 billion merger with Austin-based Whole Foods, claiming that the transaction understates the grocery chain’s value...

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