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Deals of the week - July 16 2012

Type of Deal




Adviser to acquirer (tax)

Adviser to target (tax)


$4.92 billion



Linklaters / Baker & McKenzie

Slaughter and May / Sullivan & Cromwell


$4.9 billion




Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom


$4.1 billion



Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher / Morrison & Foerster

De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek / Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom


$3.03 billion

Walt Disney / Hearst

NBC Universal Media (A&E Television Networks)

Davis Polk & Wardwell - Neil Barr


$1.55 billion

Campbell Soup

Bolthouse Farms

Davis Polk & Wardwell - Harry Ballan, Arie Rubenstein

Kirkland & Ellis


$620 million

Thomson Reuters

FX Alliance

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson / Shearman & Sterling

Kirkland & Ellis


$207 million



Bredin Prat - Pierre-Henri Durand / Hengeler Mueller / Uría Menéndez

CMS Bureau Francis Lefebvre


$173 million

PEYTO Exploration & Development

Open Range Energy

Stikeman Elliott


$98 million

Madison Dearborn Partners

QuickPlay Media

Kirkland & Ellis

Stikeman Elliott

Type of Deal



Lead managers/arrangers

Adviser to issuer/borrower (tax)

Adviser to lead managers (tax)

Hybrid Project Financing

$885 million

Línea Amarilla

BNP Paribas / Citibank

Davis Polk & Wardwell - Harry Ballan

Mayer Brown / Rubio Leguía Normand / Xavier Bragança Advogados / SNR Denton / Miranda & Amado Abogados

Subordinated Notes Offer

$512 million


ANZ Securities / Deutsche Bank / J.P. Morgan / UBS / Westpac Institutional

King & Wood Mallesons - Richard Snowden


Notes Reopening

$500 million

Korea Development Bank

Barclays / Citigroup / KDB Asia / Standard Chartered / UBS

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Davis Polk & Wardwell

Guaranteed Bonds Offering

$235 million

AVIC International

BOCI Asia / Morgan Stanley

Linklaters / Beijing Sunlight / Conyers Dill & Pearman

Davis Polk & Wardwell - Alon Gurfinkel / Jingtian & Gongcheng

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