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Deals of the week - May 28 2012

Type of Deal




Adviser to acquirer (tax)

Adviser to target (tax)


$11.8 billion


Cooper Industries

Fenwick & West / Simpson Thacher & Bartlett / A&L Goodbody / Matheson Ormsby Prentice

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz / Arthur Cox

Share Buy-back

$7.1 billion

Alibaba Group


Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz - T. Eiko Stange / Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom / Munger Tolles & Olson


$4.3 billion



Jones Day


$2.6 billion

Dalian Wanda

AMC Entertainment

Davis Polk & Wardwell

Weil, Gotshal & Manges


$1.58 billion

Lehman Brothers

Archstone Enterprise

Weil Gotshal & Manges

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett / Kaye Scholer


$1.25 billion

Silver Lake

Global Blue

Weil Gotshal & Manges

Clifford Chance / Baker & McKenzie


$758 million

Kabel Deutschland Holding

Tele Columbus Group

Hengeler Mueller

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Strategic Investment

$300 million


EBX Group

Davis Polk & Wardwell - Kathleen Ferrell


$282 million


Stone & Webster Process Technologies

Davis Polk & Wardwell - Kathleen Ferrell


$99 million

Ultra Clean Holdings

American Integration Technologies

Davis Polk & Wardwell - Rachel Kleinberg



Valeant Pharmaceuticals International

Swiss Herbal Remedies

Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt

Stikeman Elliott

Type of Deal



Lead managers/arrangers

Adviser to issuer/borrower (tax)

Adviser to lead managers (tax)

Global Bond Offering

$3.5 billion

Province of Ontario

CIBC / Citigroup / Deutsche Bank / Morgan Stanley

Davis Polk & Wardwell

Initial Public Offering

$903 million

Edwards Group

Barclays / Goldman Sachs / Deutsche Bank

Weil, Gotshal & Manges - Brenda Coleman, Sarah Priestley

Davis Polk & Wardwell


$879 million


Citigroup / Deutsche Bank

Freehills / Sidley Austin / Greenwood & Freehills

King & Wood Mallesons - Scott Heezen

Senior Unsecured Notes Offering

$600 million


Barclays / Credit Suisse / Merrill Lynch

Chadbourne & Parke

Davis Polk & Wardwell - Lucy Farr

Notes Offering

$500 million

Murphy Oil

J.P. Morgan / Wells Fargo

Davis Polk & Wardwell - Kathleen Ferrell

Common Stock Offering

$172 million

Petroleum Development

Merrill Lynch / J.P. Morgan / Wells Fargo

Davis Graham & Stubbs

Davis Polk & Wardwell - Lucy Farr

Common Stock Offering

$112 million

GSV Capital


Davis Polk & Wardwell - Mary Conway

Follow-on Stock Offering

$110 million

Angie's List

Merrill Lynch / Stifel, Nicolaus & Co / Allen & Co / RBC / Oppenheimer & Co. / Wells Fargo

Davis Polk & Wardwell - Rachel Kleinberg

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