Mergers, Acquisitions & Divestitures. Legal news and articles for May 29 - 30, 2015

A Split FTC Accepts Fix-It-First Divestiture Remedy for Cigarette MergerZimmer Announces Agreements in Furtherance of Pending Biomet MergerKBC Group: A Hidden Gem In Europe (KBCSY)Dollar Tree reaches agreement to sell 330 Family Dollar locationsDollar Tree To Sell 330 Family Dollar Stores To Sycamore Partners Post MergerDollar Tree (DLTR) Enters Agreement to Sell 330 Family Dollar Stores to ...Is Becton, Dickinson's Surgical Instruments Unit Up for Sale? - Analyst BlogStocks Buzz – Frontier Communications Corporation (NASDAQ:FTR), Morgan ...Zimmer one step closer to Biomet mergerStocks Buzz - Frontier Communications Corporation (NASDAQ:FTR), Morgan ...Zimmer finalizes divestiture agreements in furtherance of pending acquisition...A split FTC accepts fix-it-first divestiture remedy for cigarette mergerZimmer Holdings (ZMH) Will Divest Certain Assets to Close Biomet DealMarket Update: The Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE:GS) – Goldman Sachs ...ANALYSIS: Hurdles remain for IAG in Aer Lingus bid

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Monsanto-Syngenta Mega-Merger Would Drive More Deals: Real M&A
BloombergMay 1, 2015

A combination of Monsanto Co. and Syngenta AG would set the stage for even more mergers and acquisitions. Monsanto has ... buy share.” DuPont Co. could also be a buyer of any assets that are divested, said Bill Selesky, an analyst at Argus Research Co.more »

Ball Corporation's (BLL) CEO John Hayes on Q1 2015 Results -- Earnings Call ...
Seeking AlphaMay 2, 2015

For more information on Ball's proposed acquisition of Rexam, visit the quote offer for Rexam page on www.Ball.com. Now, joining me on the call today ..... And just one more if I could on the pending merger with Rexam and the timeline uncertainty ...more »

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A Split FTC Accepts Fix-It-First Divestiture Remedy for Cigarette Merger
JD Supra (press release)May 30, 2015

... Lorillard Inc. (“Lorillard”), subject to final approval, a Consent Order settling the agency's significant competitive concerns with Reynolds's proposed $27.4 billion acquisition of Lorillard by requiring the divestiture of four cigarette brands to ...more »

Zimmer Announces Agreements in Furtherance of Pending Biomet Merger
OrthoSpineNewsMay 30, 2015

These divestiture agreements are in furtherance of Zimmer's pending acquisition of Biomet, Inc. (“Biomet”). Zimmer continues to work constructively with the Bureau of Competition Staff of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (the “FTC” and, such staff ...more »

KBC Group: A Hidden Gem In Europe (KBCSY)
Seeking AlphaMay 30, 2015

KBC was formed in mid-1998 from the three-way merger of banks Kredietbank (commercial bank), CERA (domestic agricultural co-operative bank) and an insurance company called ABB Insurance. Over the years, the group has grown through acquisitions, ...more »

Dollar Tree reaches agreement to sell 330 Family Dollar locations
Charlotte ObserverMay 29, 2015

Discount retailer Dollar Tree on Friday said it has an agreement to sell 330 Family Dollar locations to a New York private equity firm as part of its planned acquisition of Matthews-based Family Dollar. Dollar Tree did not ... The store divestiture had ...more »

Dollar Tree To Sell 330 Family Dollar Stores To Sycamore Partners Post Merger
NasdaqMay 29, 2015

said Friday that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell private equity firm Sycamore Partners a divestiture package of 330 Family Dollar stores contingent on completion of Dollar Tree's pending acquisition of Family Dollar Stores, Inc. (. FDO.more »

Dollar Tree (DLTR) Enters Agreement to Sell 330 Family Dollar Stores to ...
StreetInsider.comMay 29, 2015

Both the divestiture and the pending acquisition of Family Dollar remain subject to review by the FTC and satisfaction of other customary conditions. Dollar Tree continues to make progress with the FTC and intends to close the merger with Family Dollar ...more »

Is Becton, Dickinson's Surgical Instruments Unit Up for Sale? - Analyst Blog
NasdaqMay 29, 2015

However, the merger deal has significantly increased BD's leverage. The company financed the transaction through a debt of nearly $7.7 billion, which includes $6.2 billion in bonds, $1 billion in term loan facility and $500 million in commercial paper ...more »

Stocks Buzz – Frontier Communications Corporation (NASDAQ:FTR), Morgan ...
CNA Finance (press release)May 29, 2015

The company's Institutional Securities segment offers financial advisory services on mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, corporate restructurings, recapitalizations, spin-offs, exchange offers, leveraged buyouts, takeover defenses ...more »

Zimmer one step closer to Biomet merger
Pharmaceutical ProcessingMay 29, 2015

These divestiture agreements are in furtherance of Zimmer's pending acquisition of Biomet, Inc. Zimmer continues to work constructively with the Bureau of Competition Staff of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (the "FTC" and, such staff, the "FTC Staff ...more »

Stocks Buzz - Frontier Communications Corporation (NASDAQ:FTR), Morgan ...
wsnewspublishersMay 29, 2015

The company's Institutional Securities segment offers financial advisory services on mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, corporate restructurings, recapitalizations, spin-offs, exchange offers, leveraged buyouts, takeover defenses ...more »

Zimmer finalizes divestiture agreements in furtherance of pending acquisition...
News-Medical.netMay 29, 2015

Zimmer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE and SIX: ZMH) ("Zimmer") announced today that it has finalized agreements with buyers to divest in the United States certain Zimmer® Unicompartmental High-Flex Knee System assets, Biomet Discovery® Elbow System assets ...more »

A split FTC accepts fix-it-first divestiture remedy for cigarette merger
Lexology (registration)May 29, 2015

... Lorillard Inc. (“Lorillard”), subject to final approval, a Consent Order settling the agency's significant competitive concerns with Reynolds's proposed $27.4 billion acquisition of Lorillard by requiring the divestiture of four cigarette brands to ...more »

Zimmer Holdings (ZMH) Will Divest Certain Assets to Close Biomet Deal
StreetInsider.comMay 29, 2015

These divestiture agreements are in furtherance of Zimmer's pending acquisition of Biomet, Inc. ("Biomet"). Zimmer continues to ... The divestiture agreements are subject to further review by the FTC and acceptance of a consent order by the ...more »

Market Update: The Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE:GS) – Goldman Sachs ...
Jutia GroupMay 29, 2015

The Investment Banking segment provides financial advisory services, such as strategic advisory assignments related to mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, corporate defense activities, restructurings, spin-offs, and risk management; and ...more »

ANALYSIS: Hurdles remain for IAG in Aer Lingus bid
FlightglobalMay 29, 2015

The CMA has yet to appoint a divestiture trustee who would oversee the sale process, and indeed has been urged not to do so by IAG, which instead called for the body to "grant its written consent to Ryanair" having the opportunity to make "an ...more »

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