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Deals of the week - January 2 2012

Type of Deal




Adviser to acquirer (tax)

Adviser to target (tax)


$4.5 billion

SCBT Financial Corporation

Peoples Bancorporation

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz - Joshua Holmes

Scott & Stringfellow; Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd


$2.7 billion

Tokio Marine Holdings

Delphi Financial Group

Sullivan & Cromwell - Robert DeLaMater, Melissa Sawyer, Izumi Akai & Keiji Hatano

Cravath Swaine & Moore, Morris; Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell


$1.3 billion

Pacific Metals Company

Strand Minerals (Eramet)

Davis Polk & Wardwell - Tyler Carson & Emilie Huard


$338 million



Bredin Prat - Olivier Rogivue & Sophie Cornette de Saint-Cyr


$325 million

Macquarie Infrastructure Partners II

WCA Waste Corporation

Davis Polk & Wardwell

Mayer Brown

Type of Deal



Lead managers/arrangers

Adviser to issuer/borrower (tax)

Adviser to lead managers (tax)

Amendment and Restatement of Secured Credit Facilities

$1.75 billion

Quicksilver Resources

J.P. Morgan Securities, Merrill Lynch, Bank of Nova Scotia

Davis Polk & Wardwell - Michael Mollerus & Kerry Price

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Blake, Cassels & Graydon

Initial Public Offering

$1 billion

Michael Kors Holdings

Morgan Stanley, J.P. Morgan Securities, Goldman Sachs

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

Davis Polk & Wardwell - Mary Conway & Lauren Murphey

Rights Issue

$764 million


DBS Bank, United Overseas Bank

WongPartnership - Rachel Eng, Long Chee Shan & Karen Yeoh

Clifford Chance - Raymond Tong & Bin Wen Shern

Debut Global Offering

$600 million

Banco de Bogotá S.A

Davis Polk & Wardwell - Harry Ballan & Juelle Gomes

Multicurrency MTN Programme

$387 million

United Engineering

HSBC Overseas Chinese Banking Corporation

Wong Partnership - Hui Choon Yuen

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