WLTW/Aon see progress on EC remedy as proposal spurs mixed views

Aon and Willis Towers Watson are seeing remedies discussions with the European Commission (EC) wrapping up, as the package has drawn mixed reactions from the market, sources familiar… Read More

FactSet in takeover spotlight amid consolidating financial data market, sector advisors say

FactSet Research Systems [NYSE:FDS] is among financial data and information services players expected to attract takeover interest from its wider peer group as the industry continues to consolidate, a… Read More

WideOpenWest exploring significant potential divestitures, sources say

Cable company WideOpenWest [NYSE:WOW] is exploring a sale of multiple clusters of its assets in the Midwest and the Southeast, four sources familiar with the matter said. … Read More

Merging drugmakers face broadened requests for information amid rising FTC scrutiny, attorneys say

Lawyers see evidence of focus on new, non-merger-specific issues in FTC’s requests Instances of firms’ anticompetitive conduct could be raised during merger reviews Potential focus… Read More

Pharma dealmakers to navigate choppy regulatory waters following FTC sea change

In the wake of the Federal Trade Commission establishing a new international pharmaceutical merger working group, deal parties need to be prepared for a longer… Read More

Babcock weighs oil and gas aviation services disposal

Babcock , the engineering services group, is sounding out buyer interest for its oil and gas aviation services business, according to several advisors familiar with the… Read More

Meredith collects bids that could lead to entire broadcast station portfolio sale, sources say

Meredith [NYSE:MDP] took initial bids for a group of its broadcast television stations at the close of 2020, including expansive offers that could lead to… Read More

Acacia/Cisco Delaware case hinges on legal status of approval – analysis

Parties before SAMR typically await stamped approval document   Judge wants to determine parties’ understanding of ‘approval’   Delaware typically takes literal approach to interpreting… Read More

GrandVision/ EssilorLuxottica working on finding agreement to close deal – sources

GrandVision [AMS:GVNV] and EssilorLuxottica [EPA:EL] are working on finding an agreement to close their proposed tie-up, according to two sources familiar with the situation.    The intention is for the… Read More

Arkema timeline for PMMA sale process fluid – sources

Arkema‘s sale process for its polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) business Altuglas International appears to be fluid with bidders working off different timelines, sources familiar with the situation said.   … Read More