Mergers, Acquisitions & Divestitures. Legal news and articles for January 30 - 31, 2014

Waterjet Holdings, Inc. Completes the Acquistion of Flow International CorporationFTC Puts Conditions on Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.'s Proposed Acquisition of ...Sterling Financial Corporation (STSA) news: Sterling Financial's CEO Discusses ...Tyco International Ltd. (TYC) news: Tyco International Management Discusses ...DOJ's Antitrust Chief: Decision To Block AT&T/T-Mobile Deal Has Helped ...FTC Successfully Obtains Divestiture Of Physician Group Previously Acquired By ...In brief: Legal changes around the competition world in Belgium, COMESA ...The Energy Regulation And Markets Review - Second EditionSouthern Cross Goldfields Limited (ASX:SXG) Quarterly Activities Report to 31 ...Southern Cross Goldfields Limited (ASX:SXG) Quarterly Activities Report to 31 ...Publication: UTC considering sale, spinoff or merger for SikorskyT-Mobile Lauded by US Antitrust Chief Amid Sprint PursuitT-Mobile Lauded by U.S. Antitrust Chief Amid Sprint PursuitGreenberg Traurig Continues Expansion of M&A PracticeAntitrust Chief: Don't Waste My Time With Half-Hearted Offers

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Pressure to Build in 2014 on Some CEOs
Wall Street JournalJanuary 2, 2014

(Organic revenue growth strips out acquisitions, divestitures and foreign-currency effects.) Relational Investors LLC ... Mr. Lampert, a hedge-fund billionaire with scant retail background, formed the company by merging Sears and Kmart in 2005. Having ...more »

ChromaDex(R) Appoints Former Nestle Executive to Its Board of Directors
Wall Street JournalJanuary 3, 2014

He is currently non-executive Vice-Chairman of 6 Pacific Group (http://www.6pacificgroup.com), a Los Angeles based boutique advisory and investment firm, which assists food and beverage companies with capital formation, acquisitions and divestitures ...more »

Mergers, Acquisitions & Divestitures. News and Stories

Waterjet Holdings, Inc. Completes the Acquistion of Flow International Corporation
Wall Street JournalJanuary 31, 2014

The completion of this acquisition follows the approval of Flow shareholders at a special meeting held on December 20, 2013, as well as all necessary regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions. Shares of Flow stock are expected to ...more »

FTC Puts Conditions on Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.'s Proposed Acquisition of ...
Imperial Valley NewsJanuary 31, 2014

Moreover, the two merging companies are particularly close competitors in each relevant market, and because they are difficult markets to enter, the deal as proposed would likely substantially lessen competition in each market. ... The proposed order ...more »

Sterling Financial Corporation (STSA) news: Sterling Financial's CEO Discusses ...
Seeking AlphaJanuary 31, 2014

Shareholders of both companies are urged to read the joint proxy statement perspectives that was mailed to shareholders on or about January 24, 2014 as it contains important information about Sterling, Umpqua, the merger and related matters. The ...more »

Tyco International Ltd. (TYC) news: Tyco International Management Discusses ...
Seeking AlphaJanuary 31, 2014

A 2% benefit from acquisitions was mostly offset by the impact of divestitures and changes in foreign currency exchange rate. Earnings per share from continuing operations attributable to Tyco common shareholders was $0.57 and included a net benefit of ...more »

DOJ's Antitrust Chief: Decision To Block AT&T/T-Mobile Deal Has Helped ...
The ConsumeristJanuary 31, 2014

In prepared remarks [PDF] for a presentation to the New York State Bar Association, Assistant Attorney General Bill Baer says that since the planned AT&T/T-Mobile merger came to an abrupt end in 2011, ‚Äúcompetition in the wireless sector has flourished ...more »

FTC Successfully Obtains Divestiture Of Physician Group Previously Acquired By ...
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)January 31, 2014

Because a committed team can be assembled without employing physicians, a committed team is not a merger-specific efficiency of the acquisition. Similarly, the court rejected the common electronic medical record (EMR) as a merger specific efficiency.more »

In brief: Legal changes around the competition world in Belgium, COMESA ...
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)January 31, 2014

In much the same way that, within the European Union, a merger filing (notification) to the European Commission removes the need for filings to national competition authorities in the EU Member States, so too the COMESA Court of Justice has ruled that ...more »

The Energy Regulation And Markets Review - Second Edition
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)January 31, 2014

The provinces have primary responsibility for energy regulation through their jurisdiction over local works and undertakings, non-renewable natural resources and electrical energy. The provinces exercise jurisdiction .... Federal and provincial courts ...more »

Southern Cross Goldfields Limited (ASX:SXG) Quarterly Activities Report to 31 ...
Yahoo!7 NewsJanuary 31, 2014

PCF Capital Group mandated to divest SXG non-core assets. CORPORATE ... In August 2012, SXG announced the acquisition of the Sandstone Gold Project including a 600,000 tpa gold processing facility and a 100-person camp with a view to relocating these ...more »

Southern Cross Goldfields Limited (ASX:SXG) Quarterly Activities Report to 31 ...
ABN Newswire (press release)January 31, 2014

PCF Capital Group mandated to divest SXG non-core assets. CORPORATE ... In August 2012, SXG announced the acquisition of the Sandstone Gold Project including a 600,000 tpa gold processing facility and a 100-person camp with a view to relocating these ...more »

Publication: UTC considering sale, spinoff or merger for Sikorsky
Waterbury Republican AmericanJanuary 31, 2014

Defense News reported Monday that sources said that, of the options, "divestiture or a tax-free spinoff are more likely than growth through acquisitions or mergers." Both Sikorsky and UTC, which also owns aircraft engine maker Pratt & Whitney, declined ...more »

T-Mobile Lauded by US Antitrust Chief Amid Sprint Pursuit
BusinessweekJanuary 31, 2014

(S:US) executives and department officials about the company's potential acquisition of T-Mobile. Antitrust officials weren't convinced by Sprint's argument that a T-Mobile merger would promote more aggressive ... In his speech, Baer warned merging...more »

T-Mobile Lauded by U.S. Antitrust Chief Amid Sprint Pursuit
BloombergJanuary 31, 2014

(S) executives and department officials about the company's potential acquisition of T-Mobile. Antitrust officials weren't convinced by Sprint's argument that a T-Mobile merger would promote more aggressive ... In his speech, Baer warned merging...more »

Greenberg Traurig Continues Expansion of M&A Practice
PR Web (press release)January 30, 2014

Perez focuses her practice on cross-border and domestic corporate transactional matters, including mergers, asset and stock acquisitions, contested takeovers, proxy contests, divestitures, leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations, spin-offs, minority ...more »

Antitrust Chief: Don't Waste My Time With Half-Hearted Offers
Wall Street Journal (blog)January 30, 2014

Asset sales also could be an issue in the proposed merger of food-distribution companies Sysco Corp. and US Foods Inc., a deal being reviewed by the Federal Trade Commission. In a major beer deal last year, Anheuser-Busch InBev and Mexico's Grupo ...more »

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