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Deals of the week - May 21 2012

TYPE OF DEAL

VALUE

ACQUIRER

TARGET

ADVISER TO ACQUIRER (TAX)

ADVISER TO TARGET (TAX)

Acquisition

$4.08 billion

Macquarie European / Infinity Investments / British Columbia / MEAG MUNICH ERGO

Open Grid Europe

Hengeler Mueller - Stefanie Beinert

Acquisition

$3.9 billion

ABB

Thomas & Betts

Kirkland & Ellis

Davis Polk & Wardwell

Acquisition

$2.2 billion

Agilent Technologies

Dako (EQTV)

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton / Kromann Reumert

Davis Polk & Wardwell - Neil Barr / Accura

Acquisition

$2.2 billion

China Guangdong Nuclear Power

Extract Resources

Ashurst / Stikeman Elliott / Minter Ellison

Clayton Utz

Acquisition

$1.9 billion

Bright Food

Weetabix

Linklaters / Stikeman Elliott

Mills & Reeve / Weil Gotshal & Manges

Acquisition

$678 million

Perron

Centro Galleria / Centro The Glen / Centro Colonnades

King & Wood Mallesons

Freehills

Acquisition

$605 million

Nucor

Skyline Steel (ArcelorMittal)

Shearman & Sterling - Doug McFadyen

Acquisition

$238 million

China Resources Gas

AEI China Gas

King & Wood Mallesons

Clifford Chance

PIPE

$187 million

JP Morgan

Technicolor

Gide Loyrette Nouel / Latham & Watkins

Davis Polk & Wardwell

Acquisition

$136 million

Cameco

Nukem

Hengeler Mueller - Matthias Scheifele

Acquisition

$100 million

Crestview Partners

Silver Creek Oil & Gas

Davis Polk & Wardwell - Mary Conway

Vinson & Elkins

Merger

Undisclosed

IMX Resources

Continental Nickel

Stikeman Elliott / Finlaysons

Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt / Corrs Chambers Westgarth

TYPE OF DEAL

VALUE

ISSUER / BORROWER

LEAD MANAGERS / ARRANGERS

ADVISER TO ISSUER / BORROWER

ADVISER TO LEAD MANAGERS

Senior Notes Offering

$1 billion

Discovery Communications

J.P. Morgan / Merrill Lynch

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr

Davis Polk & Wardwell

Common Stock Offering

$519 million

SXC Health Solutions

J.P. Morgan / Barclays

Sidley Austin / Heenan Blaikie / Lackowicz & Hoffman

Davis Polk & Wardwell / Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg

Senior Notes Offering

$500 million

Medicis Pharmaceutical

Deutsche Bank / J.P. Morgan

Latham & Watkins

Davis Polk & Wardwell - Lucy Farr

First-Mortgage Bond Offering

$300 million

Westar Energy

BNP Paribas / Citigroup / J.P. Morgan

Davis Polk & Wardwell - Rachel Kleinberg

Hunton & Williams

Initial Public Offering

$100 million

Edwards Group

Barclays / Goldman Sachs / Deutsche Bank

Weil, Gotshal & Manges / Maples & Calder

Davis Polk & Wardwell - Harry Ballan

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