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Deals of the week - April 2 2012

Type of DealValueAcquirerTargetAdviser to acquirer (tax)Adviser to target (tax)
All-share Merger$61.9 billionXstrataGlencore InternationalKing & Wood Mallesons King & Wood Mallesons
Acquisition$2 billionGuggenheim Baseball ManagementLos Angeles Dodgers Foley & LardnerSullivan & Cromwell
Strategic Partnership$2 billionMubadala Development EBX Group Shearman & SterlingDavis Polk & Wardwell - Kathleen Ferrell, Michelle Messer, Arie Rubenstein
Acquisition$681.7 millionPetroChinaAthabasca Oil Sands (MacKay River) Stikeman Elliott
Acquisition$500 millionBausch & Lomb ISTA PharmaceuticalsCleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton Davis Polk & Wardwell / Greenhill & Co.
Acquisition$380.2 millionISPTCFS Retail Property Trust Holding Redlich King & Wood Mallesons
Acquisition$173 millionMonitiseClairmailSullivan & Cromwell
Type of DealValueIssuer/BorrowerLead managers/arrangersAdviser to issuer/borrower (tax)Adviser to lead managers (tax)
Senior Five-Year Revolving Credit Facility$1.5 billionAetnaJ.P. Morgan / Citigroup / Merrill LynchDavis Polk & WardwellCravath, Swaine & Moore
Ordinary Shares Offering$1.2 billionMichael Kors HoldingsMorgan Stanley / J.P. Morgan / Goldman Sachs Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison / Harney Westwood & Riegels Davis Polk & Wardwell - Mary Conway, Lauren Murphey
Refinancing Senior Secured Term Loans$1.2 billionRoviJ.P. Morgan / Morgan Stanley CooleyDavis Polk & Wardwell - Rachel Kleinberg, Arie Rubenstein
Notes Offering$750 millionSyngenta Finance Citigroup / Merrill LynchSidley Austin / Davis Polk & Wardwell - John Paton, Alon Gurfinkel De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek / Homburger
Initial Public Offering$575 millionVantivJ.P. Morgan / Morgan Stanley / Credit Suisse Weil, Gotshal & Manges Davis Polk & Wardwell - Harry Ballan, William Curran, Kerry Price

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