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Toshiba board falls short of recommending JIP-led bid due to regulatory and market uncertainty

Toshiba board has “supported” rather than “recommended” the buyout offer from a consortium of mainly Japanese investors led by Japan Industrial Partners (JIP) due to uncertainty over the timing of the regulatory approvals and possible

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Swiss authorities’ approval of UBS/Credit Suisse merger has “shaky” legal basis, according to former FINMA official

The Swiss government’s support for the combination of Switzerland’s largest financial institution, UBS, and ailing rival, Credit Suisse, has, “to some extent and in relation to certain measures”, “shaky” legal basis, a financial market lawyer

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Carl Icahn launches “referendum” on Illumina’s direction, US shareholder activism lawyer says

By proposing three alternative candidates for election to the nine-member board of directors of US life science company Illumina, shareholder Carl Icahn has launched a “referendum” on the company’s direction, a US lawyer with expertise

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CDP/Macquarie consortium ready to pre-empt EU antitrust concerns over TIM network deal

The bidding consortium comprising Italian state-backed lender Cassa Depositi e Prestiti (CDP) and Australian investment fund Macquarie is prepared to discuss remedies in a pre-filing phase in order to address EU competition concerns over its

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EC expected to issue statement of objections on Broadcom/VMware merger by month-end

The European Commission (EC) may issue a statement of objections (SO) to the acquisition of cloud computing player VMware by semiconductor maker Broadcom as early as week commencing 20 March, two Brussels-based antitrust lawyers following

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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.