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Ireland: Increased merger thresholds start next year

It is expected that turnover thresholds which determine whether mergers and acquisitions are required to notify the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission in Ireland...

US/Japan: Fujifilm wins Xerox merger appeal

According to a report from Reuters, Japan’s Fujifilm Holdings has won an appeal in its legal battles with Xerox, with a New York court...

EU: Disney offers concessions to secure approval of Fox deal

The Walt Disney Company has offered antitrust concessions to help secure EU approval of its US$71.3 billion acquisition of 21st Century Fox’s entertainment assets....

US: CVS-Aetna win approval for US$69b merger

Pharmacy chain CVS won US antitrust approval for its US69 billion acquisition of health insurer Aetna, the Justice Department announced on Wednesday, October 10,...

UK: Competition watchdog gives final clearing to SSE-Npower merger

A merger between SSE and Npower's retail operations has been cleared by the UK's competition watchdog. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) said it had given...

South Korea: Praxair and Linde deal approved by regulator

Linde said that the proposed business combination between Praxair and Linde received antitrust clearance in South Korea. Linde is a public limited company formed on...

Italy: Regulator opens Luxottica-Barberini buy probe

The Italian antitrust authority (AGCM) announced it opened a probe into Luxottica's acquisition of top sunglasses maker Barberini. Luxottica, the world's largest spectacles manufacturer, completed...

US: Cloudera and Hortonworks announce US$5.2b merger

Cloudera has announced a merger with Hortonworks, one of its chief competitors, the companies revealed in a statement. The deal was already approved by...

US: Fox announces new leadership before Disney merger

Mike Biard has been promoted to President of Operations and Distribution for Fox from his former role as president of distribution for Fox Networks...

South Korea: Praxair-Linde merger takes another step forward

With an October 24 deadline to complete a US$70 billion merger, Linde and Praxair have received conditional approval from South Korea’s Fair Trade Commission...

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