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Deals of the week - January 23 2012

Type of Deal




Adviser to acquirer (tax)

Adviser to target (tax)


$7.3 billion


RBS Aviation

Milbank Tweed

Clifford Chance


$3.16 billion

Pembina Pipeline

Provident Energy

Blake, Cassels & Graydon / Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison

Norton Rose Canada / Dorsey and Whitney


$2.85 billion


Cordillera Energy Partners III

Jefferies & Co / Thompson & Knight

Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co


$2.2 billion

Abacus Property Group

Abacus Storage Fund




$1.46 billion


CPA (Intermediate Capital Group)

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

DLA Piper

Type of Deal



Lead managers/arrangers

Adviser to issuer/borrower (tax)

Adviser to lead managers (tax)

Rights Offering

$473.2 million

China Communications Services

CITIC Securities

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer / Jingtian & Gongcheng

Davis Polk & Wardwell

High Yield Bond Offering

$420 million


Shearman & Sterling - Jeffrey Tate & Craig Gibian

Convertible Notes Offering

$250 million

PHH Corporation

JP Morgan / Merrill Lynch / Pierce Fenner & Smith

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

Davis Polk & Wardwell - Po Sit & Nicole Field

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