The decision was announced on Tuesday. California administrative law judge recommended to approve acquisition of Time Warner Cable by Charter Communications with significant conditions.
Tom Rutledge has met FCC chairman Tom Wheeler last week to talk the acquisition. As the merger has already been past its late March informal deadline for approval.
In a Wednesday's public meeting, Franchise and Concession Review Committee of New York City approve the acquisition. The merger will create the second-largest cable operator in the United States, which raised a concern.
Charter Communications Inc, seeking to remake the U.S. cable television industry by acquiring larger rival Time Warner Cable Inc for $56 billion, will try to skirt the regulatory obstacles that helped sink Comcast Corp's earlier bid for Time Warner Cable.
Time Warner Cable Inc is nearing an agreement to be acquired by smaller peer Charter Communications Inc for about $55 billion, combining the second and third largest U.S. cable operators, people familiar with the matter said on Monday.
French telecommunications group Altice SA is talking to several banks about raising debt for a potential bid for Time Warner Cable Inc, the second-largest U.S. cable operator, according to people familiar with the matter.
Comcast Corp plans to drop its $45 billion offer to buy Time Warner Cable Inc in the face of opposition from U.S. regulators, Bloomberg reported on Thursday, citing people with knowledge of the matter.
Cable television operator Charter Communications Inc said it would buy privately held Bright House Networks in a cash-and-stock deal valued at $10.4 billion to expand in Florida.
Charter Communications Inc has made a formal offer for the third time to acquire Time Warner Cable but the bid was rejected. The company now intends to take the offer straight to the shareholders of Time Warner Cable, Reuters reported.
Time Warner Cable's 462% total returns may help convince its shareholders to reject Charter Communications' $62 billion offer or to not press for a sale. Time Warner Cable is seeking a takeover bid of $150 per share.
The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported on Friday including Statoil, Cassa Depositi e Prestiti, ThyssenKrupp, Mercator, Avivasa Emeklilik, Hayat Sigorta, Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena, Telus Corp, Atrium Innovations and John Hardy
Charter Communications Inc is raising USD25 billion in debt to fund the acquisition of Time Warner Cable Inc, according to a source familiar with the matter.
A joint bid that would later split up Time Warner Cable between Comcast Corp and Charter Communications Inc may allow the deal to avoid strict scrutiny from antitrust regulators and the Federal Communications Commission.
Comcast Corp, is currently considering a bid for Time Warner Cable, a deal that would unify the two largest cable providers in the United States - sources.
Charter Communications was reportedly nearing an agreement with investment banks to borrow money for its bid for Time Warner Cable Inc. Charter has held talks with Bank of America Corp., Barclays Plc and Deutsche Bank AG.
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