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Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that Boston Scientific’s proposed $4.2 billion acquisition of medical equipment and pharmaceutical supplier BTG plc would violate federal antitrust law.
The Federal Trade Commission and the Justice Department’s Antitrust Division released the agencies’ 41st Annual Hart-Scott-Rodino Report. The report provides HSR Premerger Notification data for fiscal year 2018.
Joint venture NEXUS Gas Transmission, LLC, and its member companies, DTE Energy Company and Enbridge Inc., will settle Federal Trade Commission charges that the joint venture’s acquisition of an Ohio pipeline would likely harm competition to provide natural gas pipeline transportation in a three-...
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that chemical company Quaker Chemical Corp.’s $1.4 billion acquisition of Houghton International Inc. is anticompetitive.
Food distributor US Foods, Inc. has agreed to divest assets to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that US Foods, Inc.’s proposed $1.8 billion acquisition of Services Group of America, Inc. would violate federal antitrust law.
Following today’s announcement by Fidelity National Financial, Inc., Bureau of Competition Director Bruce Hoffman made this statement:“Today’s announcement from Fidelity National Financial, Inc. and Stewart Information Services Corporation that they will abandon their proposed transaction is good...
The Federal Trade Commission today issued an administrative complaint seeking to block title insurance provider Fidelity National Financial, Inc.’s $1.2 billion acquisition of Stewart Information Services, alleging the merger would substantially reduce competition in state markets for title...
Investment advisor Third Point LLC and three funds that it controls have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that the funds violated the premerger notification and waiting period requirements of the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act, or HSR Act, after they acquired the voting securities of...
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that UnitedHealth Group’s proposed $4.3 billion acquisition of DaVita Medical Group from DaVita, Inc. will likely harm competition in healthcare markets in Clark and Nye Counties, Nevada.
Medical device company Boston Scientific Corp. has agreed to divest certain assets to Varian Medical Systems to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that Boston Scientific’s proposed $4.2 billion acquisition of medical equipment and pharmaceutical supplier BTG plc would violate federal antitrust...
The Federal Trade Commission today authorized an action to block Evonik Industries AG’s proposed $625 million acquisition of PeroxyChem Holding Company, alleging the merger of the chemical companies would substantially reduce competition in the Pacific Northwest and the Southern and Central United...
Chemical companies Quaker Chemical Corp and Houghton International Inc. have agreed to divest certain products and related assets to a subsidiary of French multinational corporation Total S.A., to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that Quaker’s proposed $1.4 billion acquisition of Houghton...
Following the decision last week of Sanford Health to abandon its proposed acquisition of Mid Dakota Clinic, the Federal Trade Commission has dismissed its case challenging the transaction through the Commission’s administrative trial process.FTC Chairman Joseph J. Simons issued the following...
The Federal Trade Commission, with the concurrence of the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, has approved amendments to the Hart-Scott-Rodino Rules and to the instructions for filling out the Antitrust Act Notification and Report Form (known also as the HSR Form).
Canon Inc. and Toshiba Corporation have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that the companies violated the premerger notification and waiting period requirements of the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act, or HSR Act, when Canon acquired Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation from Toshiba in 2016.
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that the acquisition by Tronox Limited of competitor Cristal would violate the antitrust laws by significantly reducing competition for chloride process titanium dioxide in the United States...
In an Initial Decision announced today, Chief Administrative Law Judge D. Michael Chappell upheld a Federal Trade Commission complaint challenging the consummated merger of two prosthetics manufacturers that are top sellers of prosthetic knees equipped with microprocessors.
What:The Federal Trade Commission will host the 13th session of its Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century.When:Friday, April 12, 9:00 a.m. - 5:15 p.m.Where:FTC Headquarters
Tronox Limited and Cristal, two of the largest suppliers of the white pigment chloride process titanium dioxide, have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges by divesting Cristal’s North American titanium dioxide assets, thereby preserving competition in the market for this important and...
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that Fresenius Medical Care AG’s proposed $2 billion acquisition of NxStage Medical, Inc. likely would be anticompetitive.

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