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Deals of the week - April 9 2012

TYPE OF DEAL

VALUE

ACQUIRER

TARGET

ADVISER TO ACQUIRER (TAX)

ADVISER TO TARGET (TAX)

Merger

$1.4 billion

Justice Holdings / Pershing Square Capital

Burger King Worldwide

Sullivan & Cromwell - Davis Wang / Greenberg Traurig

Kirkland & Ellis

Patent Deal

$1.1 billion

Microsoft

AOL

Covington & Burling

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz / Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner

Acquisition

$1 billion

Facebook

Instagram

Fenwick & West - Adam Halpern, Natalie Pardo de Zela

Orrick

Acquisition

$950 million

Cerberus Capital

AT&T (Yellow Pages)

Schulte Roth - Alan Waldenberg

Sullivan & Cromwell - Andrew Mason

Acquisition

$221.4 million

Witwatersrand Consolidated Gold Resources / Pan African Resources

Evander Gold Mines (Harmony Gold Mining)

Stikeman Elliott / Eversheds

TYPE OF DEAL

VALUE

ISSUER / BORROWER

LEAD MANAGERS / ARRANGERS

ADVISER TO ISSUER / BORROWER

ADVISER TO LEAD MANAGERS

Notes Offering

$3 billion

Apache

Citigroup / Goldman Sachs / J.P. Morgan

Bracewell & Giuliani

Davis Polk & Wardwell - Michael Farber, Juelle Gomes

Notes Offering

$2.15 billion

Hartford Financial

Citigroup / Goldman Sachs

Davis Polk & Wardwell - Harry Ballan, Yuliya Epifantseva

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Senior Notes Offering

$1.5 billion

Lloyds TSB

Citigroup / Merrill Lynch / Morgan Stanley / Wells Fargo

Linklaters / Dundas & Wilson / Davis Polk & Wardwell

Allen & Overy

Refinancing

$1.25 billion

Cargill

ANZ / Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ / BNP Paribas / Deutsche Bank / HSBC / RBS / Standard Chartered

WongPartnership

Linklaters

High-yield Notes Offering

$1.1 billion

OGX

Davis Polk & Wardwell - Po Sit, Ankur Dalal

White & Case / Machado Meyer Sendacz Opice

Initial Public Offering

$490 million

Rexnord

Merrill Lynch / Goldman Sachs / Credit Suisse / Deutsche Bank / Barclays

O’Melveny & Myers

Davis Polk & Wardwell - Samuel Dimon, Arie Rubenstein

Initial Public Offering

$100.1 million

Merrimack Pharmaceuticals

JP Morgan

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr

Davis Polk & Wardwell - Neil Barr, Changsheng Song

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