Tag Archives: DOJ

MetroPCS Announces Regulatory Period Expires For Government Agencies To Delay Merger

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A late Tuesday evening press release from MetroPCS announced the waiting period for the Hart-Scott-Rodino act had expired. The waiting period offers regulatory agencies the opportunity to delay the merger between MetroPCS and T-Mobile by having the companies continue to answer questions surrounding the proposed combination. The HSR Antitrust Improvement Act of 1976 provides that parties will not complete mergers until after they have submitted detailed filings with the Federal Trade Commission and … [read full article]

MetroPCS, T-Mobile Merger To Be Reviewed By Justice Department, FBI

In a fairly standard move, the US Department of Justice along with the Federal Bureau of Investigation have filed a request with the FCC pertaining to the T-Mobile, MetroPCS merger. Both government entities have asked the FCC to “defer action,” or have asked them to delay their decision in order for both parties to decide if the deal has any “national security, law enforcement, and public safety issues.” They’ve asked the FCC … [read full article]

Justice Department Asks MetroPCS For More Details On T-Mobile USA Merger

MetroPCS made a brief announcement yesterday on their website that the Department of Justice had requested more information “in connection with MetroPCS’ proposed transaction with T-Mobile USA, Inc.” This second request for information will extend the regulatory review period by an extra 30 days, but MetroPCS, T-Mobile USA and Deutsche Telekom all plan to comply with the order and send the requested information. The proposed transaction is subject to MetroPCS shareholder … [read full article]

T-Mobile USA, MetroPCS File Formal Documents With FCC Seeking Merger Approval

In a formal move with the FCC, T-Mobile USA and MetroPCS submitted official papers on October 18th seeking approval for their anticipated merger. According to the FCC filing, the companies will send similar documents to US antitrust authorities, specifically the Department of Justice at a later date. The new company will have 42.5 million customers according to the most recent data, or about 11.7% … [read full article]

Today Marks The One Year Anniversary Of The Proposed AT&T/T-Mobile Takeover Announcement

That’s right, today marks one year from the completely unexpected announcement that AT&T was attempting to purchase T-Mobile USA from Deutsche Telekom. The story would come to dominate our attention for the better half of 2011 as it became one of the most hotly contested merger/takeover/acquisitions in recent memory. Everyone from Congress, to the FCC and Department of Justice all the way through to hundreds of consumer organizations across the country got involved … [read full article]

AT&T Efforts To Sell T-Mobile Assets Coming Up Short

According to a new Wall Street Journal report, AT&T’s efforts to find a prospective buyer for T-Mobile assets have “gone cold.” Citing sources familiar with the matter, the Journal indicates that a potential divestiture to Leap Wireless has gone cold as the parties concerned no longer believe such a deal would help persuade the government into allowing the deal to continue. The WSJ reports this may in fact be the strongest indicator … [read full article]

(Update: Granted) AT&T, Deutsche Telekom File Motion With Court, Ask For More Time To “Evaluate Options”

Update: Judge Huvelle has granted the stay reports Harold Feld from Public Knowledge. AT&T has just released the following statement with regards to its planned merger with T-Mobile: AT&T and Deutsche Telekom advised Judge Huvelle this morning that they wish to stay any further Court proceedings until January 18, 2012, to allow the two companies time to evaluate all options. The U.S. Department of Justice joined in the filing. AT&T … [read full article]

Justice Department Asks Judge To Delay AT&T, T-Mobile Trial

The Justice Department, appearing before Judge Huvelle along with AT&T this morning argued that since AT&T has pulled its merger application from the FCC, the issue is no longer pressing and there is no need to rush to trial. The Justice Department asked the judge to delay the trial to an unspecified date in the future. According to the Wall Street Journal report, Judge Huvelle admonished AT&T for pulling its application from … [read full article]