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Deals of the week - February 20 2012

Type of Deal




Adviser to acquirer (tax)

Adviser to target (tax)


$2.7 billion



Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

Jones Day


$1.89 billion

Patrizia Immobilien

LBBW Immobilien

Hengeler Mueller - Ernst-Thomas Kraft


$1 billion


Talaris (Carlyle)

Slaughter & May

Clifford Chance

Share Sale

$924 million



Hengeler Mueller - Martin Klein



Trilantic Capital Partners

Billabong (Nixon)

Sullivan & Cromwell - Ronald Creamer

Type of Deal



Lead managers/arrangers

Adviser to issuer/borrower (tax)

Adviser to lead managers (tax)

Senior Secured Credit Facility

$800 million

Roundy's Supermarkets

Credit Suisse / J.P. Morgan

Kirkland & Ellis

Davis Polk & Wardwell - Po Sit, Patrick Sigmon

Hybrid Securities Offer

$500 million


Goldman Sachs / Commonwealth Bank of Australia / Citigroup / Evans and Partners / RBS


Mallesons Stephen Jaques

Medium-term Note Programme

$399 million

Perennial China Retail Trust

DBS / Standard Chartered

Allen & Gledhill

Wong Partnership - Christy Lim

Acquisition Financing

$375 million


Bank of America / CIMB / Credit Suisse / DBS Bank / Deutsche Bank / Goldman Sachs

Allen & Gledhill

Wong Partnership - Hui Choon Yuen, Goh Gin Nee, Trevor Chuan

CMBS issuance

$333 million


Deutsche Bank

Hogan Lovells

Walkers - Garry Ferguson, Andrew Traynor

Notes Offering

$300 million


J.P. Morgan / Merrill Lynch / RBS

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney

Davis Polk & Wardwell - Harry Ballan, Rhiannon Nakano, Patrick Sigmon

Senior Notes Offering

$300 million


J.P. Morgan

Davis Polk & Wardwell - Kathleen Ferrell, Yuliya Epifantseva

Notes Offering

$200 million

Banco Santander - Chile

Deutsche Bank / Goldman, Sachs / Santander Investment

Davis Polk & Wardwell - Harry Ballan, Changsheng Song

Shearman & Sterling

Unsecured Subordinated Notes Offering

$200 million


UBS AG / Macquarie Capital / Westpac

Allens Arthur Robinson

Mallesons Stephen Jaques

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