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Deals of the week - September 10 2012

Type of Deal




Adviser to acquirer (tax)

Adviser to target (tax)


$2.6 billion

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International

Medicis Pharmaceutical

Sullivan & Cromwell - Ronald Creamer / Skadden, Arps, Meagher & Flom

Weil, Gotshal & Manges / Latham & Watkins - Nicholas DeNovio


$944.4 million

Weichai Power


Hengeler Mueller / King & Wood Mallesons

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer / Gleiss Lutz


$767.8 million

Infra-PSP Canada

Grupo Isolux Corsán

Lefosse Advogados / Linklaters


$300 million


Manabi Minerais

Lefosse Advogados


$158.5 million

Warburg Pincus

Endurance Energy

Stikeman Elliott / Willkie Farr & Gallagher


$129.8 million

Twin Butte Energy

Waseca Energy

Stikeman Elliott - Julie D’Avignon


$116.8 million


Astria Semiconductor Holdings (MicroProbe)

Davis Polk & Wardwell - Rachel Kleinberg

DLA Piper


$95 million


Jazz Pharmaceuticals

Covington & Burling - Rob Heller



Franchise Services of North America

Simply Wheelz

Stikeman Elliott / Edinger Associates / Paul Hastings

Sidley Austin / Blake, Cassels & Graydon

Type of Deal



Lead managers/arrangers

Adviser to issuer/borrower (tax)

Adviser to lead managers (tax)

Initial Public Offering

$4.2 billion

Banco Santander (Grupo Financiero Santander)

Barclays / Citigroup / Credit Suisse / Goldman Sachs / JPMorgan / RBC Capital

Davis Polk & Wardwell

Shearman & Sterling

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