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Agrochemical Mega-Tieups Updates on Merger Progress

ChemChina and Syngenta had submitted concessions to EU commission according to EU antitrust filings and major news reports. According to sources indicated in the Reuters News report, the concessions are likely to be minor and less than $500 Million in value. These concessions will be addressing products which had little competition in addition to commitments […]

Australian Regulators Approved ChemChina-Syngenta Merger

Below are the approval text from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission: The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) will not oppose the proposed acquisition by China National Chemical Corporation’s (ChemChina) of Syngenta AG (Syngenta). “The ACCC found that ChemChina would continue to face competition in the supply of crop protection products from a range of […]

Replies to Questionaire from CADE regarding ChemChina-Syngenta Merger

The Brazilian Antitrust authority – CADE is currently probing the ChemChina-Syngenta merger. In order to understand and test if the merger is anti-competitive in the Brazilian market, CADE had sent out questionaires to agricultural chemical suppliers, distributors and end-users. We can learn alot about the agricultural chemical market from the reply and deduce the chances […]

Media Predicts Intense Regulatory Scrutiny for AT&T-Time Warner Merger

As the dust settled following the annoucement of AT&T and Time Warner’s mega merger, leading media publications are coming out with their opinion pieces. Below are some of them. The New York Times’s Leslie Picker and Cecilia Kang wrote that : AT&T and Time Warner may face a sterner scrutiny than the Comcast-NBCUniversal merger. The combination will form a new […]

ChemChina-Syngenta Merger Regulatory Approval Updates

Updates on ChemChina-Syngenta merger’s regulatory approval processes throughout the world that I am aware of: Already Approved Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S., or CFIUS approved on 22nd Aug 2016. Common Market For Eastern And Southern Africa, or COMESA approved on 30th Sep 2016. See Link. Submitted For Approval Administrative Council for Economic Defense […]

Sold St Jude Medical – Lucky Break

I sold out my minor position in STJ just before averse news about St Jude recalling some heart devices due to battery problems. The news hit the stock for about 3.5% losses today. I will monitor the situation for a re-entry position if the recall is only a minor blip to the merger with Abbott […]

Rackspace Merger Update

Today Rackspace released the definitive proxy statement for the merger. There are several new information in the proxy statement regarding the progress of the merger. First, the shareholder meeting will be scheduled on 2nd Nov 2016. Regulatory news include early termination of HSR waiting period on 29th September. Rackspace also mentioned that they had informed […]

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