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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)
Merger$13 billionProgressive Waste SolutionsWaste ConnectionsStikeman Elliott: John Lorito; Weil, Gotshal & Manges Locke Lord; Bennett Jones
Acquisition $11.3 billionFortisITC Holdings Company White & Case; Davies Ward Phillips & VinebergSimpson Thacher Bartlett
Acquisition $6.4 billionCPPIBAsciaonoStikeman Elliott
Acquisition$6 billion Ingram MicroTianjin Tianhai Invesment Company; HNA Group Davis Polk & Wardwell: Rachel KleinbergWeil, Gotshal & Manges
Acquisition $5.8 billionAbbott Laboratories Alere Evercore; Kirkland & EllisDavis Polk & Wardwell; Cravath Swaine & Moore
Acquisition $5.4 billion Qingdao HaierGE Appliances Stikeman Elliott; White & Case Sidley Austin
Merger$3.4 billionHuntington Bancshares IncorporatedFirstMerit CorporationWachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz; Joshua Holmes
Acquisition$2.7 billionStryker Corporation Madison Dearborn Partners; Sage ProductsDavis Polk & Wardwell; Sullivan & Cromwell Kirkland & Ellis; Madden, Jiganti, Moore & Sinars
Acquistion$2.4 billionThe Empire District Electric CompanyAlgonquin Power & UtilitiesSkadden, Arps Slate Meagher & Flom; Cahill Gordon & Reindel Husch Blackwell
Acquistion$2.3 billionLowe's Companies RonaStikeman Elliott
Merger$1.8 billion Lockheed Martin Corporation; Information Systems & Global SolutionsLeidos HoldingsDavis Polk & Wardwell: Neil Barr, Kathleen Ferrell, Nicole Field and Aaron WeilSkadden, Arps Slate Meagher & Flom
Acquisition $1.5 billion EQUATE Petrochemical Company The Dow Company; ME Global McCarthy Tetrault; Shearman & Sterling
Acquisition$1.4 billionCisco SystemsJasper Technologies from Temasek Holdings, Sequoia Capital, Integral Capital Partners, Crescendo Ventures Management, Bridgescale Partners, DAG Ventures and KPN VenturesFenwick & West: Andrew Kim, Ora Grinberg
Acquisition $1.3 billionStryker Corporation Physio-Control International Skadden, Arps Slate Meagher & Flom: Kenneth BettsKirkland & Ellis
Acquisition of stake$1.1 billionNippon Steel and Sumitomo Metal CorporationVallourecSkadden, Arps Slate Meagher & Flom
Acquisition $1 billion Abertis InfraestruturasAlberta Investment Management Corporation; Autopista Central de ChileStikeman Elliott
Acquisition of 13% ownership interest$1 billion Sumitomo Metal Mining Freeport-McMoRan; Morenci unincorporated Davis Polk & Wardwell
Acquisition$895 millionTE Connectivity Permira Funds; Creganna Medical Davis Polk & Wardwell Skadden, Arps Slate Meagher & Flom; Gavin White
Acquisition of 67% stake$408 millionChina Ming Yang Wind Power GroupChina Ming YangSkadden, Arps Slate Meagher & FlomSimpson, Thacher & Bartlett
Type of DealValueIssuer/BorrowerLead managers/arrangersAdviser to issuer/borrower (tax)Adviser to lead managers (tax)
Offering of common stock $2.5 billionMolson Coors Brewing CompanyAnheuser-Busch InBevDavis Polk & Wardwell: Alexander Wu
Notes offering of 5.819% by 2017$1.4 billionConAgre FoodsDavis Polk & Wardwell: Gregory Hannibal
Notes offering of 4.45% by 2026$900 millionCrown Castle International CorporationMerrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, Citigroup Global Markets, JP Morgan Securities Skadden, Arps Slate Meagher & Flom


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