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Deals of the week - March 26 2012

Type of Deal

Value

Acquirer

Target

Adviser to acquirer (tax)

Adviser to target (tax)

Acquisition

$6.8 billion

United Parcel Service

TNT Express

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer - Machiel Lambooij, Job van der Pol

Allen & Overy

Acquisition

$6.15 billion

Glencore International

Viterra

King & Wood Mallesons - Justin Cherrington / Bennett Jones

Torys / Ashurst / Sidley Austin

Acquisition

$900 million

Richardson International

Viterra

Stikeman Elliott - John Lorito, Francesco Gucciardo

Acquisition

$623.1 million

Omega Pharma

GSK (European portfolio of Healthcare OTC products)

Hengeler Mueller / Slaughter & May / Bonelli Erede

Acquisition

$449 million

NEC

Convergys

Davis Polk & Wardwell - Avishai Shachar, Anthony Oliva

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz - Deborah Paul, Rachel Carlton

Acquisition

$180 million

Zynga

OMGPOP

Cooleys

Type of Deal

Value

Issuer/Borrower

Lead managers/arrangers

Adviser to issuer/borrower (tax)

Adviser to lead managers (tax)

Notes Offering

$2.5 billion

Rio Tinto

Citigroup / Credit Suisse / Deutsche Bank / J.P. Morgan / ANZ / Credit Agricole / Mitsubishi UFJ / SG Americas

Linklaters

Davis Polk & Wardwell - John Paton, Alon Gurfinkel

Notes Offering

$1.1 billion

Medtronic

Deutsche Bank / Merrill Lynch / UBS

Fredrikson & Byron

Davis Polk & Wardwell - Samuel Dimon, Juelle Gomes

Vendor Financing

$375 million

Telefónica

China Development Bank

White & Case / Uría Menéndez / De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek

Senior Notes Offering

$300 million

AK Steel

Merrill Lynch / J.P. Morgan / Citigroup / Credit Suisse / Deutsche Bank / Wells Fargo

Davis Polk & Wardwell - Samuel Dimon, Ethan Goldman

Common Units Offering

$288 million

AmeriGas

Wells Fargo / Barclays / Citigroup / Credit Suisse / Merrill Lynch / UBS

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius

Davis Polk & Wardwell - Neil Barr, Changsheng Song

Common Stock Offering

$145 million

XPO Logistics

Morgan Stanley / Deutsche Bank / Jefferies & Company

Cravath, Swaine & Moore

Davis Polk & Wardwell - Kathleen Ferrell, Isaac MacDonald

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