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Australia: ACCC greenlights US$9b APA takeover

According to the Wall Street Journal, Australia’s antitrust regulator won’t stand in the way of a more than US$9 billion takeover of one of the country’s...

UK: CMA orders European Metal Recycling to divest five sites in...

European Metal Recycling (EMR) has been instructed to sell five of the sites it bought from Metal Waste Recycling (MWR) in a bid to...

US: Tribune ends US$3.9b takeover, sues Sinclair

Tribune Media announced Thursday, August 9, that it would terminate its proposed merger with Sinclair Broadcast Group, while announcing a US$1 billion lawsuit against...

EU: Aurubis positive on copper deal despite regulator concerns

According to Reuters, Europe’s biggest copper smelter Aurubis stated it is confident its plan to sell its flat rolled copper products unit to Germany’s Wieland-Werke...

Australia: Merger creates countries largest media company

Australia’s Nine Entertainment announced a US$3 billion takeover of Fairfax Media. The deal will create the country’s largest media company and means the Fairfax...

US: FTC clears Takeda’s proposed US$62b Shire takeover

Takeda Pharmaceutical has received US regulatory approval for its US$62 billion takeover of Irish drugmaker Shire, clearing a “significant” hurdle to completing Japan’s largest-ever...

Ireland: Competition watchdog investigates Reach’s takeover of Express Newspapers

The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission of the Republic of Ireland (CCPC) announced that a preliminary investigation found further analysis would be needed to...

US: Cosco takeover deal gets final green light

Chinese state-run logistics firm Cosco Shipping has been granted approval for the US$6.3 billion takeover of competitor Orient Overseas International from US regulators, the...

Philippines: Watchdog voids Chelsea Logistic’s takeover of Trans-Asia

The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) voided Chelsea Logistics Holdings Corp’s (CLC) acquisition of Trans-Asia Shipping Lines due to the companies’ failure to notify the...

Mexico: Banorte’s Interacciones takeover approved by regulator

Mexico’s competition authority has approved Grupo Financiero Banorte’s purchase of peer Grupo Financiero Interacciones, Banorte said in a statement on Thursday. The Federal Commission for...

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