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Deals of the month

Type of Deal




Adviser to acquirer (tax)

Adviser to target (tax)


$10.4 billion

Vantiv Inc

Worldpay Group (United Kingdom)

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

Allen & Overy


$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


$2.8 billion

Internet Brands

WebMD Health Corp

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett (Rob Holo and Sophie Staples)

Shearman & Sterling (Ethan Harris and Ryan Au)


$2.2 billion (approx.)

A wholly owned subsidiary of Royal Philips Holding USA Inc

The Spectranetics Corporation

Sullivan & Cromwell (Eric Wang and Michelle Lu)


$2.6 billion

Liberty Interactive


Baker Botts

Davis Polk & Wardwell (David H Schnabel)


$2.3 billion (approx.)

L1 Retail

Holland & Barrett Retail (part of the Carlyle Group)

Jones Day

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


$1.6 billion

Key Safety Systems Inc

Takata Corporation (Japan)

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

Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu; Weil, Gotshal & Manges


$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)


$1.4 billion

Michael Kors Holdings

Jimmy Choo

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

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer


$1.4 billion

Atlantic Broadband (a subsidiary of Cogeco Communications)

Harron Communications LP's MetroCast cable systems

Stikeman Elliott; Kirkland & Ellis

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius


$1.4 billion (approx.)

Red Ventures Holdco


Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz


$1.2 billion (approx.)


Chiltern International

Hogan Lovells; Nixon Peabody

Hughes Hubbard; Macfarlanes


$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


$1.2 billion (approx.)

H&E Equipment Services Inc

Neff Corporation


Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld


$1.1 billion (approx)

Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation


Davis Polk & Wardwell

White & Case; Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal


$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)


$850 million

The Sage Group

Intacct Corporation

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

Fenwick & West (Will Skinner and Michael Knobler)

Type of Deal



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


Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

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