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Deals of the week - December 12 2011

Type of Deal




Adviser to acquirer (tax)

Adviser to target (tax)


$2.87 billion

KGHM Polska Miedz S.A.

Quadra FNX Mining Ltd

Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg - Ian Crosbie, Raj Juneja


$330 million

Affymetrix, Inc.

eBioscience Holding Company, Inc.

Davis Polk & Wardwell - Rachel D. Kleinberg, Una Au


$311 million

Mapletree Industrial Trust

JTC Corporation

Allen & Gledhill

Share purchase agreement

$308 million

Pola Orbis Holdings

Jurlique International

Mallesons Stephen Jaques

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Strategic Alliance

$200 million

J. C. Penney Company, Inc.

Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc.

Skadden - John Rayis

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison


$129 million

Asahi Group Holdings Ltd

Permanis Sdn Bhd


Type of Deal



Lead managers/arrangers

Adviser to issuer/borrower (tax)

Adviser to lead managers (tax)

Senior Notes Offering

$250 million

Verisk Analytics, Inc.

Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, J.P. Morgan Securities LLC

Davis Polk & Wardwell - Harry Ballan, Juelle Gomes

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

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