FDI

In-depth coverage of the rapidly evolving foreign direct investment (FDI) review landscape, with a key focus on transactions in strategic sectors, their potential impact on national security interests, and changes to existing regulations

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 »

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$16.5bn 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 »

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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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 »

Germany’s planned FDI reform likely to have “material” impact on screening process

As previously reported by this news service, Germany is currently considering a reform of its foreign direct investment regime, which would involve both procedural and substantive changes, with current foreign direct investment (FDI) regulations bein…

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Renesas/Altium merger could be closely scrutinised by Australia’s Foreign Investment Review Board, according to former government adviser

The proposed AUS$8.8bn (US$5.7bn) acquisition of American-Australian printed circuit board (PCB) design provider Altium Limited by Japanese semiconductor maker Renesas Eletronics could be subject to close scrutiny under the Australian foreign direct … To read

Renesas/Altium merger could be closely scrutinised by Australia’s Foreign Investment Review Board, according to former government adviser Read More »

Italian government expected to take full control of TIM’s Sparkle while Vivendi lawsuit aims to gain leverage in network sale process

The Italian government is expected to take full control of TIM’s submarine cable unit Sparkle, which has long been considered a strategic asset for the country, a person briefed on the process told Equity Report.

Italian government expected to take full control of TIM’s Sparkle while Vivendi lawsuit aims to gain leverage in network sale process 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.