Thomson/Primark Heads Discuss Integration; Approval Possible in 30 Days

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NEW YORK--Patrick Tierney, president of Thomson Financial, took time out last week to keep Inside Market Data posted on the ongoing events surrounding its acquisition of Primark.

The two companies met with the Department of Justice last week, and Tierney says that from this meeting he will gain a sense of how protracted the process of gaining regulatory approval for the acquisition of Primark will be.

He says the companies will find out sometime this week. If Thomson gets an early approval,

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