Valeria Camerino

ECB won’t consider Spanish government’s objections to BBVA’s hostile bid for Banco Sabadell in its review of the deal; Ministry of Economy and BBVA chair to speak on the same panel on Monday

The European Central Bank (ECB) will not take into account the Spanish government’s objections to BBVA’s hostile offer for smaller peer Banco Sabadell in its review of the case, but will exclusively analyse the deal

ECB won’t consider Spanish government’s objections to BBVA’s hostile bid for Banco Sabadell in its review of the deal; Ministry of Economy and BBVA chair to speak on the same panel on Monday Read More »

International Paper focused on approval process for DS Smith deal while remaining open to revised proposal from Suzano; COFECE close to decision on Smurfit Kappa/WestRock merger

US pulp and paper company International Paper is “very focused” on securing the regulatory approvals for its planned US$9.9bn all-share acquisition of DS Smith, although it would still review a revised proposal from Brazilian rival

International Paper focused on approval process for DS Smith deal while remaining open to revised proposal from Suzano; COFECE close to decision on Smurfit Kappa/WestRock merger Read More »

South African approval process for BHP/Anglo American deal lengthy but “not complex”, source with knowledge of the matter says

South Africa’s regulatory approval process for BHP’s proposed acquisition of Anglo American will be lengthy but not too complex, according to a local antitrust source whose firm has an involvement in the matter. Last week,

South African approval process for BHP/Anglo American deal lengthy but “not complex”, source with knowledge of the matter says Read More »

KKR’s written reassurances to FiberCop clients pave way for EU unconditional antitrust approval of TIM’s network sale, source involved in the process says

KKR has sent a “unilateral” declaration to FiberCop’s clients committing to maintaining the terms of their existing contracts with the company following the acquisition of TIM’s NetCo, paving the way for the unconditional approval of

KKR’s written reassurances to FiberCop clients pave way for EU unconditional antitrust approval of TIM’s network sale, source involved in the process says Read More »

Novo may need to divest some Belgian sites to secure antitrust approval for Catalent’s acquisition, according to source involved in the process

The US$16.5bn all-cash acquisition of US-based contract development and manufacturing organisation (CDMO) Catalent, Inc. by Novo Holdings will have an impact on local EU markets, with the acquirer likely to have to divest some Belgian

Novo may need to divest some Belgian sites to secure antitrust approval for Catalent’s acquisition, according to source involved in the process Read More »

Spain’s economy ministry in “open dialogue” with parties over BBVA’s offer for Banco Sabadell while opposing “substance and form” of current bid

The Spanish Ministry of Economy, Trade and Business (MINECO) disagrees with “the substance and the form” of BBVA’s hostile bid for Spain’s fourth-largest private banking group Banco Sabadell, while being in an “open dialogue” with

Spain’s economy ministry in “open dialogue” with parties over BBVA’s offer for Banco Sabadell while opposing “substance and form” of current bid Read More »

ACCC likely to increase coordination with other mature jurisdictions following launch of mandatory merger control regime, says commissioner

In an exclusive interview with Equity Report, Stephen Ridgeway, commissioner for the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) discusses the recently announced regulatory changes to the national competition framework, which will see Austr… To read

ACCC likely to increase coordination with other mature jurisdictions following launch of mandatory merger control regime, says commissioner Read More »

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Valeria Camerino

Valeria is a seasoned business and financial journalist with fifteen years of industry experience.

Before launching Equity Report in October 2022, Valeria was European Editor for US-based financial news service CTFN, where she spent seven years reporting on event-driven situations, breaking news stories on complex financial and regulatory issues across several jurisdictions, from Europe and Africa to China, India, Brazil, and Australia.

Prior to that, she was Senior Reporter at TelecomFinance, Middle East correspondent, and later Southern Europe correspondent at Mergermarket (currently ION), and held a number of editorial positions with Dubai and London-based b2b publications.

She holds a BA (Hons) in Languages and Public Relations from Leeds Beckett University and an MA in International Journalism from University of Central Lancashire.