Antitrust

The latest developments in global antitrust and competition, from exclusive insights into merger control reviews of large cross-border deals to policy changes that may affect ongoing and future proceedings

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, […]

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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$16bn 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

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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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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

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

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

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