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Deals of the week - April 9 2012

TYPE OF DEALVALUEACQUIRERTARGETADVISER TO ACQUIRER (TAX)ADVISER TO TARGET (TAX)
Merger$1.4 billionJustice Holdings / Pershing Square CapitalBurger King Worldwide Sullivan & Cromwell - Davis Wang / Greenberg TraurigKirkland & Ellis
Patent Deal$1.1 billionMicrosoftAOLCovington & BurlingWachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz / Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner
Acquisition$1 billionFacebookInstagramFenwick & West - Adam Halpern, Natalie Pardo de ZelaOrrick
Acquisition$950 millionCerberus CapitalAT&T (Yellow Pages)Schulte Roth - Alan WaldenbergSullivan & Cromwell - Andrew Mason
Acquisition$221.4 millionWitwatersrand Consolidated Gold Resources / Pan African ResourcesEvander Gold Mines (Harmony Gold Mining) Stikeman Elliott / Eversheds
TYPE OF DEALVALUEISSUER / BORROWERLEAD MANAGERS / ARRANGERSADVISER TO ISSUER / BORROWERADVISER TO LEAD MANAGERS
Notes Offering$3 billionApacheCitigroup / Goldman Sachs / J.P. MorganBracewell & Giuliani Davis Polk & Wardwell - Michael Farber, Juelle Gomes
Notes Offering$2.15 billionHartford FinancialCitigroup / Goldman Sachs Davis Polk & Wardwell - Harry Ballan, Yuliya EpifantsevaCleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Senior Notes Offering$1.5 billionLloyds TSB Citigroup / Merrill Lynch / Morgan Stanley / Wells Fargo Linklaters / Dundas & Wilson / Davis Polk & Wardwell Allen & Overy
Refinancing$1.25 billionCargillANZ / Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ / BNP Paribas / Deutsche Bank / HSBC / RBS / Standard CharteredWongPartnershipLinklaters
High-yield Notes Offering$1.1 billionOGXDavis Polk & Wardwell - Po Sit, Ankur DalalWhite & Case / Machado Meyer Sendacz Opice
Initial Public Offering$490 millionRexnordMerrill Lynch / Goldman Sachs / Credit Suisse / Deutsche Bank / BarclaysO’Melveny & Myers Davis Polk & Wardwell - Samuel Dimon, Arie Rubenstein
Initial Public Offering$100.1 millionMerrimack PharmaceuticalsJP MorganWilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr Davis Polk & Wardwell - Neil Barr, Changsheng Song

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