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June 27, 2018 11:50 AM Conagra to buy Pinnacle Foods for $8.1 billion, expanding frozen food line

(Reuters) - Conagra Brands Inc (CAG.N) said on Wednesday it would buy Pinnacle Foods Inc (PF.N) for about $8.1 billion in cash and stock, creating a frozen food powerhouse with brands such as Birds Eye, Healthy Choice and Marie Callender’s. The deal between the two packaged food companies is occurring amid drastic changing consumer tastes as shoppers 56

June 22, 2018 12:49 PM Walmart-Advent deal gets Brazil antitrust nod

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil’s antitrust watchdog Cade on Friday approved buyout firm Advent International’s acquisition of Walmart Inc’s (WMT.N) Brazilian operations, and sought no additional asset sales. Earlier this month, Walmart agreed to sell an 80 percent stake of its Brazilin unit to Advent, partially exiting an underperforming business and recording 53

June 21, 2018 10:52 AM Linde, Praxair offer concessions in bid to win EU okay for merger

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - German industrial gases company Linde (LING.DE) and U.S. peer Praxair (PX.N) have offered concessions in a bid to address EU antitrust concerns and secure approval for their merger. The companies submitted their offer on June 20, according to a filing on the European Commission website on Thursday. The EU competition enforcer extended 68

June 20, 2018 11:04 PM FTC’s New Chief Pledges Vigorous Antitrust Enforcement

Joseph Simons also wants to scrutinize big technology platforms amid data privacy, security issues WASHINGTON—The Federal Trade Commission’s new chairman is promising active antitrust enforcement across industries as well as scrutiny of big technology platforms, the latest signal that Trump appointees could be as aggressive on enforcing competition law as their 44

June 18, 2018 5:57 PM EU antitrust regulators to rule on Blackstone's F&R deal by July 20

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU antitrust regulators will decide by July 20 whether to clear U.S. private equity firm Blackstone Group’s (BX.N) US$20 billion acquisition of a majority stake in Thomson Reuters’ (TRI.TO) Financial and Risk (F&R) unit, a filing on the EU competition watchdog’s website showed on Monday. Blackstone sought approval from the European 47

June 18, 2018 2:45 PM EU sees signs of improvement after Google antitrust shopping case

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - It is too early to judge Google’s (GOOGL.O) reforms in response to an antitrust case over online shopping, though there are signs some rivals are benefiting, Europe’s competition chief said on Monday. The comments from European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager come amid calls from Google’s competitors for her to take more drastic 67

June 15, 2018 11:32 PM Apple, Qualcomm battle over possible ban on some U.S. iPhone imports

(Reuters) - The staff of the U.S. International Trade Commission on Friday recommended that a trade judge find that Apple Inc (AAPL.O) infringed at least one of Qualcomm Inc’s (QCOM.O) patents, a move that could lead to blocking the import of some iPhones. The San Diego chipmaker filed a complaint against Apple nearly a year ago, asking the commission 102

June 15, 2018 6:03 PM Comcast gains unconditional EU antitrust approval to buy Sky

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU antitrust regulators have given the green light to U.S. cable company Comcast’s plan to acquire European pay-TV group Sky without demanding concessions. The European Commission said the deal did not raise any competition concerns, confirming a Reuters story last week. “The proposed transaction would lead to only a limited increase 67

June 15, 2018 5:44 PM AT&T Closes Time Warner Deal, as DOJ Doesn’t Ask for Delay

Government still hasn’t decided whether it will appeal decision WASHINGTON—AT&T Inc. Thursday completed its purchase of Time Warner Inc., hours after the Department of Justice decided not to request a legal delay while antitrust officials consider whether to appeal their court defeat. The cash and stock deal, worth about $81 billion as of Thursday’s 60

June 10, 2018 3:40 AM DOJ Tells Lawmakers There Was No Known Contact With Michael Cohen on AT&T-Time Warner Deal

Lawmakers had questioned whether AT&T’s payments to Trump lawyer were attempt to sway decision on merger suit WASHINGTON—The Justice Department has told members of Congress that department officials had no known contact with President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, regarding AT&T Inc.’s bid to acquire Time Warner Inc., according to a letter 61