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Discount retailer Dollar Tree Inc. attacked counterclaims lobbed by the purchaser of its divested stores in Delaware state court Wednesday, saying they should be tossed because they are devoid of any factual basis or specific allegations of wrongdoing relating to its performance under a transition services agreement signed at the time the stores were transferred.
An Italian private equity infrastructure fund manager is seeking to raise at least $3.5 billion, Advent International is selling its stake in a Spanish explosives maker that was founded by the inventor of dynamite, and Canadian retailer Roots raised $160 million in its IPO.
President Donald Trump has selected Joseph J. Simons of Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison LLP to lead the Federal Trade Commission in a bid to fill one of the major gaps in his administration’s leadership on antitrust and merger policy, Sen. Orrin Hatch said Wednesday.
AT&T Inc. on Wednesday said that Brazil’s antitrust authority has conditionally approved its planned $85.4 billion purchase of Time Warner Inc., leaving the U.S. Department of Justice as the last regulatory hurdle for the megadeal.
A unit of Spanish building company Actividades de Construccion y Servicios SA lobbed a competing, €17.1 billion ($20.1 billion) bid at Spain’s Abertis Infraestructuras SA on Wednesday, topping an offer made for the toll road operator earlier this year by Italy’s Atlantia SpA.