Four firms advised on the acquisition by John Malone’s Liberty Global Inc. of U.K. cable-television provider Virgin Media Inc. for $16 billion in cash and stock to challenge Rupert Murdoch in Europe’s biggest pay-TV market.
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is preparing an investigation of Google Inc. ’s dominance of the Internet search industry by alerting high-tech companies to gather information for the probe, three people familiar with the matter said.
A public interest group won the right to oppose a $22.5 million consumer lawsuit settlement between the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and Google Inc. over a privacy breach of Apple Inc.’s Safari browser.
Hedge funds may go from soliciting individual investors behind closed doors to conducting wide advertising campaigns without restriction under a rule proposed yesterday by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is challenging Dun & Bradstreet Corp.’s February 2009 acquisition of Quality Education Data because, the agency said, the move eliminated competition in the field of educational marketing databases.
The Federal Trade Commission is considering using its rule-making power to stop so-called pay- for-delay deals between brand-drug manufacturers and makers of generic medicines after failing to get judges or Congress to act, three people familiar with the process said.