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Deals of the month

See who has done the tax work on this month’s biggest deals.

Type of Deal




Adviser to acquirer (tax)

Adviser to target (tax)


$13 billion

Progressive Waste Solutions

Waste Connections

Stikeman Elliott: John Lorito; Weil, Gotshal & Manges

Locke Lord; Bennett Jones


$11.3 billion


ITC Holdings Company

White & Case; Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg

Simpson Thacher Bartlett


$6.4 billion



Stikeman Elliott


$6 billion

Ingram Micro

Tianjin Tianhai Invesment Company; HNA Group

Davis Polk & Wardwell: Rachel Kleinberg

Weil, Gotshal & Manges


$5.8 billion

Abbott Laboratories


Evercore; Kirkland & Ellis

Davis Polk & Wardwell; Cravath Swaine & Moore


$5.4 billion

Qingdao Haier

GE Appliances

Stikeman Elliott; White & Case

Sidley Austin


$3.4 billion

Huntington Bancshares Incorporated

FirstMerit Corporation

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz; Joshua Holmes


$2.7 billion

Stryker Corporation

Madison Dearborn Partners; Sage Products

Davis Polk & Wardwell; Sullivan & Cromwell

Kirkland & Ellis; Madden, Jiganti, Moore & Sinars


$2.4 billion

The Empire District Electric Company

Algonquin Power & Utilities

Skadden, Arps Slate Meagher & Flom; Cahill Gordon & Reindel

Husch Blackwell


$2.3 billion

Lowe's Companies


Stikeman Elliott


$1.8 billion

Lockheed Martin Corporation; Information Systems & Global Solutions

Leidos Holdings

Davis Polk & Wardwell: Neil Barr, Kathleen Ferrell, Nicole Field and Aaron Weil

Skadden, Arps Slate Meagher & Flom


$1.5 billion

EQUATE Petrochemical Company

The Dow Company; ME Global

McCarthy Tetrault; Shearman & Sterling


$1.4 billion

Cisco Systems

Jasper Technologies from Temasek Holdings, Sequoia Capital, Integral Capital Partners, Crescendo Ventures Management, Bridgescale Partners, DAG Ventures and KPN Ventures

Fenwick & West: Andrew Kim, Ora Grinberg


$1.3 billion

Stryker Corporation

Physio-Control International

Skadden, Arps Slate Meagher & Flom: Kenneth Betts

Kirkland & Ellis

Acquisition of stake

$1.1 billion

Nippon Steel and Sumitomo Metal Corporation


Skadden, Arps Slate Meagher & Flom


$1 billion

Abertis Infraestruturas

Alberta Investment Management Corporation; Autopista Central de Chile

Stikeman Elliott

Acquisition of 13% ownership interest

$1 billion

Sumitomo Metal Mining

Freeport-McMoRan; Morenci unincorporated

Davis Polk & Wardwell


$895 million

TE Connectivity

Permira Funds; Creganna Medical

Davis Polk & Wardwell

Skadden, Arps Slate Meagher & Flom; Gavin White

Acquisition of 67% stake

$408 million

China Ming Yang Wind Power Group

China Ming Yang

Skadden, Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett

Type of Deal



Lead managers/arrangers

Adviser to issuer/borrower (tax)

Adviser to lead managers (tax)

Offering of common stock

$2.5 billion

Molson Coors Brewing Company

Anheuser-Busch InBev

Davis Polk & Wardwell: Alexander Wu

Notes offering of 5.819% by 2017

$1.4 billion

ConAgre Foods

Davis Polk & Wardwell: Gregory Hannibal

Notes offering of 4.45% by 2026

$900 million

Crown Castle International Corporation

Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, Citigroup Global Markets, JP Morgan Securities

Skadden, Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

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