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Deals of the week - December 9 2013

Type of Deal




Adviser to acquirer (tax)

Adviser to target (tax)



Pfizer Limited

Wyeth Limited


Davis Polk & Wardwell



Vicente Capital Partners

iBwave Solutions

Stikeman Elliott - Philippe Kattan, Frank Mathieu



Dynamic Precision Group (Carlyle Group)

Unison Engine Components (8 manufacturing facilities)

Latham & Watkins; PwC; Stikeman Elliott - Frank Mathieu

Type of Deal



Lead managers/arrangers

Adviser to issuer/borrower (tax)

Adviser to lead managers (tax)

Convertible senior notes offering

$205 million

RPM International

Wells Fargo; Goldman, Sachs

Calfee, Halter & Griswold

Davis Polk & Wardwell - Lucy Farr, Ankur Dalal; Squire Sanders

Initial public offering

$80.5 million


Credit Suisse Securities; Leerink Swann


Davis Polk & Wardwell - Harry Ballan, Catherine Paskoff Chang

Common stock offering

$46 million

Medallion Financial Corporation

Morgan Stanley; Keefe, Bruyette & Woods; Sandler O'Neill

Davis Polk & Wardwell - Michael Mollerus, Arie Rubenstein, Juelle Gomes

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David Pickstone and Anastasia Nourescu of Stewarts review the facts and implications of Ørsted’s appeal at the Upper Tribunal.
The Internal Revenue Service will lose the funding as part of the US debt limit deal, while Amazon UK reaps the benefits of the 130% ‘super-deduction’.
The European Commission wanted to make an example of US companies like Apple, but its crusade against ‘sweetheart’ tax rulings may be derailed at the CJEU.
The OECD has announced that a TP training programme is about to conclude in West Africa, a region that has been plagued by mispricing activities for a number of years.
Richard Murphy and Andrew Baker make the case for tax transparency as a public good and how key principles should lead to a better tax system.
‘Go on leave, effective immediately’, PwC has told nine partners in the latest development in the firm’s ongoing tax scandal.
The forum heard that VAT professionals are struggling under new pressures to validate transactions and catch fraud, responsibilities that they say should lie with governments.
The working paper suggested a new framework for boosting effective carbon rates and reducing the inconsistency of climate policy.
UAE firm Virtuzone launches ‘TaxGPT’, claiming it is the first AI-powered tax tool, while the Australian police faces claims of a conflict of interest over its PwC audit contract.
The US technology company is defending its past Irish tax arrangements at the CJEU in a final showdown that could have major political repercussions.