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Deals of the month


Type of DealValueAcquirerTargetAdviser to acquirer (tax)Adviser to target (tax)
Acquistion$10.4 billionVantiv Inc Worldpay Group (United Kingdom)Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & FlomAllen & Overy
Acquisition$5.2 billion Walgreens Boots AllianceRite Aid Corporation (Sale of 2,186 stores, related distribution assets and inventory)Sidley Austin; Weil, Gotshal & MangesSkadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (Chase Wink); Jones Day
Acquisition$2.8 billionInternet BrandsWebMD Health CorpSimpson Thacher & Bartlett (Rob Holo and Sophie Staples)Shearman & Sterling (Ethan Harris and Ryan Au)
Acquisition$2.2 billion (approx.)A wholly owned subsidiary of Royal Philips Holding USA IncThe Spectranetics Corporation Sullivan & Cromwell (Eric Wang and Michelle Lu)
Acquisition$2.6 billionLiberty InteractiveHSN Baker BottsDavis Polk & Wardwell (David H Schnabel)
Acquisition$2.3 billion (approx.)L1 Retail Holland & Barrett Retail (part of the Carlyle Group)Jones DayDLA Piper (Holland & Barret); Latham & Watkins (Carlyle Group)
Acquisition$1.6 billionKey Safety Systems Inc Takata Corporation (Japan)Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (Stuart Finkelstein)Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu; Weil, Gotshal & Manges
Acquisition$1.4 billion (approx.)Newly formed company controlled by KKR and Walgreens Boots AlliancePharMerica Corporation Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Weil, Gotshal & MangesDavis Polk & Wardwell (Rachel Kleinberg)
Acquistion$1.4 billionMichael Kors Holdings Jimmy Choo Slaughter and May (Sara Luder); Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & GarrisonFreshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Acquistion$1.4 billionAtlantic Broadband (a subsidiary of Cogeco Communications)Harron Communications LP's MetroCast cable systemsStikeman Elliott; Kirkland & EllisMorgan, Lewis & Bockius
Acquisition$1.4 billion (approx.)Red Ventures HoldcoBankrate Simpson Thacher & Bartlett Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
Acquisition$1.2 billion (approx.)LabCorpChiltern International Hogan Lovells; Nixon PeabodyHughes Hubbard; Macfarlanes
Acquisition$1.2 billion (approx.)The Washington Companies Dominion Diamond Corporation Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (Dean Kraus and Lindsay Gwyer); Blake, Cassels & Graydon Stikeman Elliott
Acquisition$1.2 billion (approx.)H&E Equipment Services IncNeff CorporationDechertAkin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld
Acquisition$1.1 billion (approx)Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma CorporationNeuroDermDavis Polk & WardwellWhite & Case; Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal
Acquisition $1 billionBertelsmann SE & Co KGaAPenguin Random House (22% stake from Pearson)Davis Polk & Wardwell (Ethan R Goldman and Aliza Slansky); Slaughter & May (Tony Beare)Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (Paul Davison); Morgan Lewis & Bockius (Richard Zarin)
Acquisition$850 millionThe Sage Group Intacct CorporationSkadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (Nathan Giesselman)Fenwick & West (Will Skinner and Michael Knobler)
Type of DealValuessuer/BorrowerLead managers/arrangersAdviser to issuer/borrower (tax)Adviser to lead managers (tax)
Senior notes offering$7 billionMorgan Stanley
Davis Polk & Wardwell (Po Sit, Lucy Farr and Andrew Smith); Sidley Austin (Nicholas Brown and Joshua Lingerfelt)
Notes offering$4.25 billion Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group
Davis Polk & Wardwell (John Paton, Alon Gurfinkel and Omer Harel)
Senior notes offering$2.25 billionGeneral Motors Financial CompanyAmeriCredit Financial ServicesDavis Polk & Wardwell (Lucy Farr and Gil Savir)
Notes offering$1.5 billionBaidu
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom


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