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Deals of the week - September 9 2013

Type of Deal




Adviser to acquirer (tax)

Adviser to target (tax)


$130 billion

Verizon Communications

Vodafone Group (Verizon Wireless)

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz / Macfarlanes / Debevoise & Plimpton

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett


$7.17 billion



Covington & Burling / Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom


$1.8 billion


Yankee Candle

Greenberg Traurig

Kirkland & Ellis


$1.6 billion

Global Ports

National Container Company

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer



$1.1 billion


Ainsworth Lumber

Stikeman Elliott - Luc Bernier, Corine Di Maria / Jones Day / Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe

Goodmans / Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom


$1.1 billion

Parkway Properties

Thomas Properties Group

Hogan Lovells

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom


$985 million

Alliant Techsystems

Bushnell Group Holdings

Cravath Swaine & Moore

Kirkland & Ellis


$616 million

American Family Mutual Insurance Company

Homesite Group

Foley & Lardner

Willkie Farr & Gallagher


$305.7 million

Cementos Argos

Lafarge Cementos

Sullivan & Cromwell - Ronald Creamer


$262 million

C.R. Bard

Rochester Medical

Weil, Gotshal & Manges - Helyn Goldstein





Fenwick & West - Adam Halpern, Larissa Neumann

Type of Deal



Lead managers/arrangers

Adviser to issuer/borrower (tax)

Adviser to lead managers (tax)

Term Loan Facilities

$1.15 billion

Spectrum Brands

Credit Suisse / Deutsche Bank

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison

Davis Polk & Wardwell - Harry Ballan

Block Trade

$492 million

J.C. Penney Company


Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

Davis Polk & Wardwell - Gregory Hannibal

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