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Deals of the week - July 30 2012

Type of Deal




Adviser to acquirer (tax)

Adviser to target (tax)


$15.1 billion

China National Offshore Oil Company (CNOOC)


Stikeman Elliott - Ron Durand, John O'Connor / Davis Polk & Wardwell

Blake, Cassels & Graydon / Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison


$3.46 billion

BC Partners / The Carlyle Group

United Technologies

Latham & Watkins

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz


$1.7 billion

NRG Energy

GenOn Energy

Kirkland & Ellis

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom


$974 million

Joh. A. Benckiser

Peet’s Coffee & Tea

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom



$900 million



Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

Kirkland & Ellis / Latham & Watkins


$845 million

Toyota Tsusho


Baker & McKenzie


$366 million

Verde Realty

Brookfield Asset Management

Sullivan & Cromwell - Andrew Mason, Eli Jacobson

Weil Gotshal & Manges


$356 million



Weil Gotshal & Manges

Alston & Bird


$335 million

Universal Truckload

LINC Logistics

Latham & Watkins - John Kronsnoble

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett / Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard





Cleary Gottlieb

Bredin Prat - Sébastien de Monès / Notari Selamme

Type of Deal



Lead managers/arrangers

Adviser to issuer/borrower (tax)

Adviser to lead managers (tax)

Senior Bond Offerings

$3 billion

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking

Goldman Sachs / Citigroup / Barclays / Merrill Lynch

Davis Polk & Wardwell - John Paton

Notes Offering

$1 billion


Goldman Sachs / J.P. Morgan / Merrill Lynch / Citigroup / Mizuho

Davis Polk & Wardwell - Leslie Altus

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Equity Offering

$800 million


Merrill Lynch / BTG Pactual / Goldman Sachs / Santander / Banco do Brasil

Paul Hastings / Souza, Cescon Avedissian, Barrieu e Flesch Advogados

Davis Polk & Wardwell - Harry Ballan

Junior Subordinated Debentures Offering

$750 million

Stanley Black & Decker

Merrill Lynch / Morgan Stanley / UBS / Wells Fargo

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

Davis Polk & Wardwell - Po Sit

Initial Public Offering

$300 million

Palo Alto Networks

Morgan Stanley / Goldman Sachs / Citigroup

Davis Polk & Wardwell - Rachel Kleinberg

Common Stock Offering

$106 million

Kennedy-Wilson Holdings

Merrill Lynch / Deutsche Bank

Latham & Watkins / Kulik, Gottesman, Mouton & Siegel

Davis Polk & Wardwell - Michael Farber

Initial Public Offering

$105 million


Morgan Stanley / Deutsche Bank

Bingham McCutchen

Davis Polk & Wardwell - Michael Farber

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