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Deals of the month



Type of Deal

Value

Acquirer

Target

Adviser to acquirer (tax)

Adviser to target (tax)

Acquistion

$10.4 billion

Vantiv Inc

Worldpay Group (United Kingdom)

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

Allen & Overy

Acquisition

$5.2 billion

Walgreens Boots Alliance

Rite Aid Corporation (Sale of 2,186 stores, related distribution assets and inventory)

Sidley Austin; Weil, Gotshal & Manges

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (Chase Wink); Jones Day

Acquisition

$2.8 billion

Internet Brands

WebMD Health Corp

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett (Rob Holo and Sophie Staples)

Shearman & Sterling (Ethan Harris and Ryan Au)

Acquisition

$2.2 billion (approx.)

A wholly owned subsidiary of Royal Philips Holding USA Inc

The Spectranetics Corporation

Sullivan & Cromwell (Eric Wang and Michelle Lu)


Acquisition

$2.6 billion

Liberty Interactive

HSN

Baker Botts

Davis Polk & Wardwell (David H Schnabel)

Acquisition

$2.3 billion (approx.)

L1 Retail

Holland & Barrett Retail (part of the Carlyle Group)

Jones Day

DLA Piper (Holland & Barret); Latham & Watkins (Carlyle Group)

Acquisition

$1.6 billion

Key Safety Systems Inc

Takata Corporation (Japan)

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (Stuart Finkelstein)

Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu; Weil, Gotshal & Manges

Acquisition

$1.4 billion (approx.)

Newly formed company controlled by KKR and Walgreens Boots Alliance

PharMerica Corporation

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Weil, Gotshal & Manges

Davis Polk & Wardwell (Rachel Kleinberg)

Acquistion

$1.4 billion

Michael Kors Holdings

Jimmy Choo

Slaughter and May (Sara Luder); Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Acquistion

$1.4 billion

Atlantic Broadband (a subsidiary of Cogeco Communications)

Harron Communications LP's MetroCast cable systems

Stikeman Elliott; Kirkland & Ellis

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius

Acquisition

$1.4 billion (approx.)

Red Ventures Holdco

Bankrate

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

Acquisition

$1.2 billion (approx.)

LabCorp

Chiltern International

Hogan Lovells; Nixon Peabody

Hughes Hubbard; Macfarlanes

Acquisition

$1.2 billion (approx.)

The Washington Companies

Dominion Diamond Corporation

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (Dean Kraus and Lindsay Gwyer); Blake, Cassels & Graydon

Stikeman Elliott

Acquisition

$1.2 billion (approx.)

H&E Equipment Services Inc

Neff Corporation

Dechert

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

Acquisition

$1.1 billion (approx)

Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation

NeuroDerm

Davis Polk & Wardwell

White & Case; Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal

Acquisition

$1 billion

Bertelsmann SE & Co KGaA

Penguin Random House (22% stake from Pearson)

Davis Polk & Wardwell (Ethan R Goldman and Aliza Slansky); Slaughter & May (Tony Beare)

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (Paul Davison); Morgan Lewis & Bockius (Richard Zarin)

Acquisition

$850 million

The Sage Group

Intacct Corporation

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (Nathan Giesselman)

Fenwick & West (Will Skinner and Michael Knobler)

Type of Deal

Value

ssuer/Borrower

Lead managers/arrangers

Adviser to issuer/borrower (tax)

Adviser to lead managers (tax)

Senior notes offering

$7 billion

Morgan Stanley


Davis Polk & Wardwell (Po Sit, Lucy Farr and Andrew Smith); Sidley Austin (Nicholas Brown and Joshua Lingerfelt)


Notes offering

$4.25 billion

Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group


Davis Polk & Wardwell (John Paton, Alon Gurfinkel and Omer Harel)


Senior notes offering

$2.25 billion

General Motors Financial Company

AmeriCredit Financial Services

Davis Polk & Wardwell (Lucy Farr and Gil Savir)


Notes offering

$1.5 billion

Baidu


Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom





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