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The Antitrust Week in Review

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  05/23/16
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. Bayer Offers to Buy Monsanto in Global Agrochemicals Shakeout.  German drugs and chemicals group Bayer has made an unsolicited takeover proposal to U.S. seeds company Monsanto, seeking to create the world's biggest agricultural supplier and take advantage of converging pesticides and seeds markets. ...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  05/16/16
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. Google Faces Record 3 Billion Euro EU Antitrust Fine: Telegraph.  Google faces a record antitrust fine of about 3 billion euros ($3.4 billion) from the European Commission in the coming weeks, according to the British newspaper The Sunday Telegraph.  The European Union has accused Google of promoting its...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  05/9/16
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. Cigna Says Anthem Deal Could Close in 2017; Anthem Sticks to 2016.  Health insurer Cigna Corp, which announced plans to be bought by larger Anthem Inc 10 months ago, on Friday said the deal may close in 2017 rather than 2016 due to the complexity of the regulatory process, according to a filing with the...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  05/2/16
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. AB InBev to Sell More SAB Assets as Seeks EU Deal Approval.  Brewing giant Anheuser-Busch InBev plans to sell the eastern European assets of SABMiller, which could fetch almost $8 billion, as it seeks European regulatory approval for its $100 billion-plus takeover of its closest rival.  AB InBev has...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  04/25/16
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. EU Regulators Set to Warn Halliburton on Baker Hughes Deal: Sources.  European Union antitrust regulators are planning to warn U.S. oil industry services group Halliburton Co that its plan to buy Baker Hughes will hurt competition, according to sources.  The move would add to Halliburton's woes after the...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  04/18/16
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. Rise of Institutional Investors Raises Questions of Collusion.  BlackRock, Vanguard and other big institutional investors own roughly 70 percent of the public stock market, according to some reports.  People are starting to ask whether this allows companies — now having the same owners — to compete...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  04/11/16
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. U.S. Sues ValueAct, Saying Hedge Fund Violated Antitrust Law.  Not long after Baker Hughes and Halliburton announced a merger agreement in November 2014, the prominent hedge fund ValueAct  started acquiring stakes in both energy giants.  The hedge fund came up with a plan if the $35 billion deal turned...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  04/4/16
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. FTC Accuses Endo, Other Drugmakers of Antitrust Violations.  The Federal Trade Commission has accused several drugmakers of violating antitrust laws by agreeing to delay the U.S. launches of cheaper generic versions of two popular pain treatments.  It's the first so-called "pay for delay" case brought by...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  03/28/16
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. EU stops Halliburton, Baker Hughes deal probe again, wants more info.  Oilfield services provider Halliburton Co.'s plan to acquire smaller rival Baker Hughes is facing additional delay after European Union antitrust regulators halted their investigation into the $35 billion deal for the second time. ...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  03/21/16
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. EU may investigate online content providers over cross-border trade.  European antitrust regulators are poised to investigate allegations that two out of three online content providers may be blocking consumers in another EU country from buying their products or services.  The findings by the European...
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