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Abcam founder’s activist campaign draws attention to shareholder rights at European pharma companies with a US listing

UK-based protein research tools company Abcam has attracted interest from “pure-play” lab tools providers, as well as pharma companies with a broader offering, a person briefed on the process told Equity Report. Last month, the

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Microsoft’s Activision Blizzard appeal proceedings appear to lean in favour of the merging parties, UK antitrust lawyers say

Microsoft’s appeal against the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) decision to block its merger with video game publisher Activision Blizzard appears to be headed towards a remittal of the case to the UK antitrust regulator,

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Final price of JIP-led bid for Toshiba could be impacted by outcome of Kioxia/Western Digital merger talks

The ¥4,620-per-share (US$33) bid price for Japanese conglomerate Toshiba could be subject to adjustments by the time the acquirer, a consortium led by private equity firm Japan Industrial Partners (JIP), will launch the tender offer,

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Chinese customer concerns over “high-profile” Broadcom/VMware merger in line with those of other jurisdictions

China’s antitrust review of the planned merger between semiconductor maker Broadcom and virtualisation software provider VMware is expected to face similar hurdles to those reported in the EU review of the case, but the deal

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Microsoft playing all cards in bid to overturn CMA ruling on Activision Blizzard takeover, summary of appeal shows

The summary of application detailing Microsoft’s legal grounds to file an appeal against the decision by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) to veto its merger with video game publisher Activision Blizzard shows that the

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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.