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Deals of the week - November 18 2013

Type of Deal




Adviser to acquirer (tax)

Adviser to target (tax)


$732 million

Deutsche Telekom

GTS Central Europe Group



$284 million

Essilor International

Costa Inc

Weil Gotshal & Manges - Chayim Neubort, Eric Remijan

Sale of majority stake




Hengeler Mueller - Martin Klein

Type of Deal



Lead managers/arrangers

Adviser to issuer/borrower (tax)

Adviser to lead managers (tax)

Loan refinancing facility

$872 million

Blackboard Inc

Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith; Deutsche Bank Securities; Morgan Stanley

Weil Gotshal & Manges

Davis Polk & Wardwell

Notes offering

$500 million

General Mills

Barclays Bank; Deutsche Bank; Merrill lynch International

Dorsey & Whitney

Davis Polk & Wardwell - Lucy Farr, Vinay Prabhakar

Secondary offering

$467.5 million

CST Brands (Valero Energy Corporation)

Citigroup Global Markets

Baker Botts; Jackson Walker

Davis Polk & Wardwell - Michael Farber, Neil Barr

Secondary offering

$365 million

US Silica Holdings

Morgan Stanley

Kirkland & Ellis

Davis Polk & Wardwell - Kathleen Ferrell, Nicole Field

Loan B credit facility

$320 million

Northeast Wind Capital II

BNP Paribas; CIT Finance; Goldman Sachs; Union Bank

Davis Polk & Wardwell - Samuel Dimon, Ankur Dalal

Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy

Bonds offering

$250 million

Kentucky Utilities

BNP Paribas; Citigroup; Goldman Sachs; Mitsubishi UFJ Securities

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman

Davis Polk & Wardwell - Samuel Dimon, Anthony Oliva

Initial public offering

$187.5 million


JP Morgan Securities; Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith

Fenwick & West

Davis Polk & Wardwell - Rachel Kleinberg, Catherine Paskoff Chang

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