Valeria Camerino

Unipar lost interest in Braskem amidst pending litigation proceedings and protracted negotiations, person close to the company said

Brazilian chemical company Unipar Carbocloro, which last June had submitted a non-binding proposal for a 34.37% stake in Braskem, is not interested in reviving deal talks despite favoured bidder Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) […]

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Regulatory approval process for HollySys Automation/Ascendent Capital Partners deal expected to take further months

Regulatory approvals for the planned all-cash US$1.7bn acquisition of US-listed Chinese automation control system solutions provider HollySys Automation Technologies by private equity firm Ascendent Capital Partners are likely to take further months,… To read the

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China’s new filing thresholds see quicker approvals for simplified cases as SAMR focuses its efforts on strategic sectors

On 26 January 2024, China’s State Council unveiled the long-awaited new merger notification thresholds, which were implemented by the country’s State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) with immediate effect. With the first quarter of enf…

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Pre-emptive rights clauses in “older” oil and gas contracts contain legal loophole, energy disputes sources say

As ExxonMobil and its joint venture (JV) partners in Guyana’s Stabroek block are engaged in ongoing International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) arbitration claims to confirm whether pre-emptive rights apply to Chevron’s US$53bn acquisition of Hess,

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EU antitrust review of KKR/TIM network deal centred around market foreclosure incentives, according to source involved in the case

The European Commission (EC) is investigating whether, further to KKR’s acquisition of TIM’s fixed-line network, the new entity – NetCo – will be incentivised to deny third-party access to its passive services, encouraging rivals to

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Timing of FIRB approval for Renesas/Altium merger could be impacted by delays as Treasury prepares for May budget announcement

Foreign direct investment (FDI) reviews by Australia’s Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB) have been delayed in the last few weeks as the Treasury prepares to deliver the Federal National Budget on 14 May, a Canberra-based

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Third parties have “lost interest” in Covestro’s discussions with ADNOC, source with knowledge of the matter says

Competitors of Covestro who were getting ready to intervene in the antitrust review of a possible merger between the German chemical company and Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) have “lost interest” in the discussions,

Third parties have “lost interest” in Covestro’s discussions with ADNOC, source with knowledge of the matter says Read More »

Consultation on details of Australia’s merger control reform expected to attract scrutiny from wide range of stakeholders

Last week, the Australian government announced sweeping regulatory changes which, it said, will make the country’s merger control process “faster, stronger, simpler, more targeted and more transparent”. While the changes outlined have been accepte… To

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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.