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Deals of the week - July 29 2013

TYPE OF DEAL

VALUE

ACQUIRER

TARGET

ADVISER TO ACQUIRER (TAX)

ADVISER TO TARGET (TAX)

Merger

$27.9 billion

Bpifrance

French State / Caisse des Dépôts

Jones Day

BDGS / Bredin Prat - Yves Rutschmann

Acquisition

$10.7 billion

Telefonica

E-Plus

McDermott Will & Emery

Allen & Overy

Acquisition

$5.83 billion

Activision Blizzard

Vivendi

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz - Jodi Schwartz / Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

Acquisition

$3.75 billion

Fieldwood Energy

Apache Corporation

Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett / Vinson & Elkins

Bracewell & Giuliani - Elizabeth McGinley

Acquisition

$2.7 billion

Cisco Systems

Sourcefire

Fenwick & West - Ron Schrotenboer

Morrison & Foerster

Acquisition

$2.34 billion

ASAC II

Vivendi

Sullivan & Cromwell - Diana Wollman, David Passey

Acquisition

$2.3 billion

PacWest Bancorp

CapitalSource

Sullivan & Cromwell - Ronald Creamer

Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz

Merger

$1.85 billion

Ambuja Cements

Holcim India

Amarchand & Mangaldas

Homburger

Acquisition

$1.3 billion

Spartan Stores

Nash Finch

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius

Acquisition

$1.22 billion

Funke Mediengruppe

Axel Springer

Linklaters

Hengeler Mueller

Acquisition

$1.2 billion

Davis + Henderson Corporation

Harland Financial Solutions

Stikeman Elliott

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison

Acquisition

$575 million

Hanesbrands

Maidenform Brands

Davis Polk & Wardwell - Neil Barr

Acquisition

$345 million

FMC Corporation

Epax

BA-HR / Weil, Gotshal & Manges - Jared Rusman

Acquisition

Undisclosed

AVIC

Thielert

Noerr - Michaela Engel

Acquisition

Undisclosed

Dropbox

Endorse Corporation

Fenwick & West - Adam Halpern, Larissa Neumann

Merger

Undisclosed

Omnicom Group

Publicis Groupe

Latham & Watkins

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz - Deborah Paul

Acquisition

Undisclosed

TowerBrook Capital Partners

Metallum Holding

Kirkland & Ellis - Ian Taplin / Bredin Prat

Allen & Overy

TYPE OF DEAL

VALUE

ISSUER / BORROWER

LEAD MANAGERS / ARRANGERS

ADVISER TO ISSUER / BORROWER

ADVISER TO LEAD MANAGERS

Private Placement

$877.1 million

Zodiac Aerospace

Bredin Prat / Hengeler Mueller

Herbert Smith

Acquisition Financing

$735 million

Crestview Partners

Credit Suisse / BMO Capital Markets

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison

Davis Polk & Wardwell - Kathleen Ferrell

Notes Reopening

$225 million

Harbinger Group

Credit Suisse / Deutsche Bank / Jefferies

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison

Davis Polk & Wardwell - Samuel Dimon, Michael Farber

Acquisition Financing

$195 million

XPO Logistics

Credit Suisse

Ackerman Senterfitt / Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz

Davis Polk & Wardwell

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