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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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a modified final order requiring industrial gas suppliers Praxair, Inc. and Linde AG to sell assets in nine industrial gases product markets in numerous U.S. geographic markets to four divestiture buyers.
The Federal Trade Commission has approved an application by Supervalu Inc. to sell a Shop ’n Save supermarket in Berryville, Va., and another in Martinsburg, W.Va. to Ahold/Delhaize. Supervalu acquired the stores under the FTC’s Oct.
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that three PET resin producers’ proposed $1.1 billion joint acquisition out of bankruptcy of an under-construction PET production facility would violate federal antitrust law.
The Federal Trade Commission has approved an application from industrial gas suppliers Praxair and Linde to divest a hydrogen gas and carbon monoxide gas plant to LyondellBasell Acetyls, LLC.
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that casino operator Penn National Gaming, Inc.’s $2.8 billion agreement to acquire Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. likely would be anticompetitive.
The Federal Trade Commission will require healthcare companies Fresenius Medical Care AG & KGaA (Fresenius) and NxStage Medical, Inc. (NxStage) to divest all rights and assets related to NxStage’s bloodline tubing set business to B. Braun Medical, Inc. (B. Braun) as part of a settlement...
The Federal Trade Commission has approved an application from industrial gas suppliers Praxair and Linde to divest a hydrogen gas and carbon monoxide gas plant to Celanese Ltd.
The Federal Trade Commission is currently accepting public comments on an application from industrial gas suppliers Praxair, Inc. and Linde AG to divest a hydrogen gas and carbon monoxide gas plant to LyondellBasell Industries N.V.
The Federal Trade Commission is currently accepting public comments on an application from Praxair, Inc. and Linde AG to divest hydrogen facilities and other assets to Matheson Tri-Gas, Inc. The divestiture is required by the FTC’s Oct.
Three PET resin producers have agreed to restructure their transaction and to accept certain other conditions to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that their proposed $1.1 billion joint acquisition out of bankruptcy of an under-construction PET production facility would violate federal...

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