B&Q, Sainsbury’s-Asda merger, Disney 21st Century Fox takeover, Women’s football: your commercial news round-up

updated on 21 March 2019

This week has been the tale of two mergers, with supermarkets Sainsbury’s and Asda still campaigning to convince the Competitions and Markets Authority that their planned merger will benefit customers. Meanwhile Disney has closed the deal on 21st Century Fox for an eyewatering $71 billion, which will see franchises like Deadpool and X-Men coming over to the dark side to join Star Wars and Marvel. If you’re interested in M&A, you might like to take a look at our practice area profile with White & Case lawyer Michael Mountain. But first, here are this week’s top business news stories:


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