Monthly Merger Reviews Snapshot

By Bryan Koenig (November 1, 2021, 4:45 PM EDT) -- European and British officials conditionally cleared S&P Global's $44 billion bid for financial information provider IHS Markit, and U.K. officials investigated Thermo Fisher's $20.9 billion acquisition of pharmaceutical research organization PPD and fined Facebook almost $70 million for holding back information from a merger probe.

Here's a look at the major merger review developments from October.


California Attorney General Rob Bonta said Oct. 5 that he'd given his seal of approval to Acadia Healthcare Company's plan to pick up San Francisco Bay Area psychiatric hospital Adventist Health Vallejo on the condition of a price freeze, a promise not to overburden...

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