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Deals of the week - May 7 2012

Type of Deal




Adviser to acquirer (tax)

Adviser to target (tax)


$5.3 billion

Energy Transfer Partners


Latham & Watkins - Timothy Fenn, Laurence Stein

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz - Eiko Stange / Michael Sabbah


$2.2 billion

Starlight Investments

TransGlobe Apartment REIT

Cassels, Brock & Blackwell / Bloom Lanys / Stikeman Elliott

Blake, Cassels & Graydon


$2 billion

Wolverine Worldwide / Blum Capital / Golden Gate

Collective Brands

Sullivan & Cromwell - Ronald Creamer


$1.3 billion

Terra Firma

Four Seasons Health Care

Slaughter & May



$1.02 billion


Talaris Topco

Hengeler Mueller / Slaughter & May / Bredin Prat / Mori Hamada & Matsumoto

Clifford Chance


$300 million


Barnes & Noble

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Cravath, Swaine & Moore


$137 million


215 Adelaide Street

King & Wood Mallesons

Allens Arthur Robinson

Joint Venture



iseek Communications

King & Wood Mallesons

Mike Madden

Type of Deal



Lead managers/arrangers

Adviser to issuer/borrower (tax)

Adviser to lead managers (tax)

Leveraged Acquisition Financing

$3.8 billion


Goldman Sachs

Brown Rudnick

Davis Polk & Wardwell

Global Bond Offering

$1.5 billion

Province of British Columbia

CIBC / HSBC / RBC / Scotia

Davis Polk & Wardwell

Senior Notes Offering

$750 million


Barclays / Citigroup / Credit Suisse / Merrill Lynch

Davis Polk & Wardwell - Harry Ballan, William Curran

Secured Revolving Credit Facility

$652 million


Morgan Stanley / Barclays

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Davis Polk & Wardwell - Michael Mollerus, Changsheng Song

Construction Financing

$300 million

Stockbridge Real Estate

JP Morgan

Davis Polk & Wardwell

Cahill Gordon & Reindel

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