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Deals of the month

See who has done the tax work on this month’s biggest deals


Type of DealValueAcquirerTargetAdviser to acquirer (tax)Adviser to target (tax)
Acquisition$24 billionBecton, Dickinson and CompanyC.R BardSkadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & FlomWachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
Merger$14.5 billionSouth State CorporationPark Sterling CorporationWachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz McGuireWoods
Acquisition$13.3 billionCenovus EnergyConocoPhillips' 50% stake in the Foster Creek Christina Lake oil sands partnership and the majority of its western Canada Deep Basin gas assetsWharton & Garrison Goldman, Sachs & Co (financial adviser) advised by Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
Merger$7.4 billionCare Capital PropertiesSabra Health Care REITSidley Austin O’Melveny & Myers; Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson
Acquisition$7.2 billionThermo Fisher ScientificPatheonWachtell, Lipton, Rosen & KatzSkadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
Acquisition$5.6 billionBain Capital, LP and Cinven PartnersSTADA Arzneimittel AG
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
Acquisiton$4.2 billionTyson FoodsAdvancePierre Foods HoldingsDavis Polk & WardwellSkadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
Acquisition$3.3 billionMoody's Corporation Bureau van Dijk Electronic Publishing BV Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
Acquisition$2.2 billionFirst Horizon National CorpCapital Bank Financial CorpSullivan & CromwellWachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz: Joshua Holmes
Acquisition$1.7 billionIntact Financial Corporation OneBeacon Insurance Group, Ltd. Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom; Blake, Cassels & Graydon
Acquistion$627 millionORIX CorporationOrmat Technologies
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Acquisition$560 millionOwens CorningPittsburgh Corning Corporation
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
Acquisition$462 millionESW CapitalJive SoftwareCooleyMorgan Stanley (financial adviser) advised by Davis Polk & Wardwell; P.C.
Acquisition$222 million (approx.)Telus CommunicationsBCE

AcquisitionUndisclosedComcast Corporation CraftsyDavis Polk & Wardwell
MergerUndisclosedFivory subsidiary of Crédit Mutuel-CM11RMW (Wa!) subisdiary of BNP Paribas subsidiaryBredin Prat
AcquisitionUndisclosedThe Middleby Corporation Burford CorporationSkadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
Type of DealValueIssuer/BorrowerLead managers/arrangersAdviser to issuer/borrower (tax)Adviser to lead managers (tax)
Notes offering$6.5 billionIntel Corporation
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Notes offering$3.88 billion (approx)Morgan Stanley
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Notes offering$2.25 billionEli Lilly
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Notes offering$1.75 billionMorgan Stanley
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Notes offering$850 millionCSX Corporation
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Notes offering$750 millionGeneral Motors Financial CompanyAmeriCredit Financial ServicesDavis Polk & Wardwell


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