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Deals of the week - November 18 2013

Type of DealValueAcquirerTargetAdviser to acquirer (tax)Adviser to target (tax)
Acquisition$732 millionDeutsche TelekomGTS Central Europe GroupNoerr
Acquisition$284 millionEssilor InternationalCosta IncWeil Gotshal & Manges - Chayim Neubort, Eric Remijan
Sale of majority stakeUndisclosedEQTBackWerkHengeler Mueller - Martin Klein
Type of DealValueIssuer/BorrowerLead managers/arrangersAdviser to issuer/borrower (tax)Adviser to lead managers (tax)
Loan refinancing facility$872 millionBlackboard IncMerrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith; Deutsche Bank Securities; Morgan StanleyWeil Gotshal & MangesDavis Polk & Wardwell
Notes offering$500 millionGeneral MillsBarclays Bank; Deutsche Bank; Merrill lynch InternationalDorsey & WhitneyDavis Polk & Wardwell - Lucy Farr, Vinay Prabhakar
Secondary offering$467.5 millionCST Brands (Valero Energy Corporation)Citigroup Global MarketsBaker Botts; Jackson WalkerDavis Polk & Wardwell - Michael Farber, Neil Barr
Secondary offering$365 millionUS Silica HoldingsMorgan StanleyKirkland & EllisDavis Polk & Wardwell - Kathleen Ferrell, Nicole Field
Loan B credit facility$320 millionNortheast Wind Capital IIBNP Paribas; CIT Finance; Goldman Sachs; Union BankDavis Polk & Wardwell - Samuel Dimon, Ankur DalalMilbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy
Bonds offering$250 millionKentucky UtilitiesBNP Paribas; Citigroup; Goldman Sachs; Mitsubishi UFJ SecuritiesPillsbury Winthrop Shaw PittmanDavis Polk & Wardwell - Samuel Dimon, Anthony Oliva
Initial public offering$187.5 millionCheggJP Morgan Securities; Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & SmithFenwick & WestDavis Polk & Wardwell - Rachel Kleinberg, Catherine Paskoff Chang

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