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Deals of the week - April 2 2012

Type of Deal




Adviser to acquirer (tax)

Adviser to target (tax)

All-share Merger

$61.9 billion


Glencore International

King & Wood Mallesons

King & Wood Mallesons


$2 billion

Guggenheim Baseball Management

Los Angeles Dodgers

Foley & Lardner

Sullivan & Cromwell

Strategic Partnership

$2 billion

Mubadala Development

EBX Group

Shearman & Sterling

Davis Polk & Wardwell - Kathleen Ferrell, Michelle Messer, Arie Rubenstein


$681.7 million


Athabasca Oil Sands (MacKay River)

Stikeman Elliott


$500 million

Bausch & Lomb

ISTA Pharmaceuticals

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Davis Polk & Wardwell / Greenhill & Co.


$380.2 million


CFS Retail Property Trust

Holding Redlich

King & Wood Mallesons


$173 million



Sullivan & Cromwell

Type of Deal



Lead managers/arrangers

Adviser to issuer/borrower (tax)

Adviser to lead managers (tax)

Senior Five-Year Revolving Credit Facility

$1.5 billion


J.P. Morgan / Citigroup / Merrill Lynch

Davis Polk & Wardwell

Cravath, Swaine & Moore

Ordinary Shares Offering

$1.2 billion

Michael Kors Holdings

Morgan Stanley / J.P. Morgan / Goldman Sachs

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison / Harney Westwood & Riegels

Davis Polk & Wardwell - Mary Conway, Lauren Murphey

Refinancing Senior Secured Term Loans

$1.2 billion


J.P. Morgan / Morgan Stanley


Davis Polk & Wardwell - Rachel Kleinberg, Arie Rubenstein

Notes Offering

$750 million

Syngenta Finance

Citigroup / Merrill Lynch

Sidley Austin / Davis Polk & Wardwell - John Paton, Alon Gurfinkel

De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek / Homburger

Initial Public Offering

$575 million


J.P. Morgan / Morgan Stanley / Credit Suisse

Weil, Gotshal & Manges

Davis Polk & Wardwell - Harry Ballan, William Curran, Kerry Price

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