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Deals of the week - January 30 2012

Type of Deal




Adviser to acquirer (tax)

Adviser to target (tax)


$3.94 billion



Nishimura & Asahi


$3.9 billion


Thomas & Betts

Kirkland & Ellis

Davis Polk & Wardwell


$1.5 billion

Pan American Silver


Borden Ladner Gervais / Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

Stikeman Elliot - Dean Kraus, Jonathan Willson, John O’Connor


$1.16 billion



Sullivan & Cromwell - Ronald Creamer



$1.15 billion



Dorsey & Whitney

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson


$350 million


Avila Therapeutics


Type of Deal



Lead managers/arrangers

Adviser to issuer/borrower (tax)

Adviser to lead managers (tax)

Establishment of debt issuance platform

$3.7 billion

Associated British Ports

Barclays / Bank of America Merrill Lynch / Lloyds / RBS

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Clifford Chance

Senior unsecured bridge loan facility

$3.5 billion

Eastman Chemical Company

Citigroup / Barclays

Jones Day

Davis Polk & Wardwell

Tier 1 Offering

$1 billion

Banco do Brasil

BB Securities / BNP Paribas Securities / Citigroup / HSBC Securities / Standard Chartered

Clifford Chance / Campos Mello Advogados / Ogier

Davis Polk & Wardwell - Po Sit, Michael Bretholz

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