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No “material uplift” expected in ADNOC’s possible offer for Covestro; companies still fine-tuning details, says source involved in the process

The due diligence process for  a possible takeover of German chemical player Covestro by Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) is unlikely to be completed by the summer, a source directly involved in the process

No “material uplift” expected in ADNOC’s possible offer for Covestro; companies still fine-tuning details, says source involved in the process Read More »

Timing of nomination of arbitration panel chair in case against Hess is fairly standard, ICC arbitration sources say

The current timeline for the appointment of the third arbitrator in a three-member panel which would rule on the ongoing arbitration proceedings between Hess, ExxonMobil, and China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) is fairly standard,

Timing of nomination of arbitration panel chair in case against Hess is fairly standard, ICC arbitration sources say Read More »

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 »

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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.