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Deals of the week - October 21 2013

Type of DealValueAcquirerTargetAdviser to acquirer (tax)Adviser to target (tax)
Acquisition$2 billionAdvance Auto PartsGeneral PartsKirkland & Ellis; Weil Gotshal & Manges; Stikeman ElliottManning Fulton & Skinner PA; Smith, Anderson, Blount, Dorsett, Mitchell & Jernigan
AcquisitionUndisclosedTripAdvisorOyster Travel CorporationFenwick & West- Ron Schrotenboer
AcquisitionUndisclosedTrafigura; Mubadala Development CompanyMMX Mineracao e MetalicosShearman & Sterling; Stocche Forbes Padis FilizzolaDavis Polk & Wardwell; Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey jr e Quiroga
Type of DealValueIssuer/BorrowerLead managers/arrangersAdviser to issuer/borrower (tax)Adviser to lead managers (tax)
Revolving credit facility$2.5 billionComputer Sciences CorporationCitibankDavis Polk & Wardwell - Michael Mollerus, Ameya BapatShearman & Sterling
Initial public offering£1 billionInfinisBarclays; Deutsche Bank; RBC Capital Markets; Liberum Capital; KempenSlaughter and May - Gareth Miles, Michael Ringer; Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
Notes offering$500 millionL BrandsMerrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Citigroup Global Markets; JP Morgan SecuritiesDavis Polk & Wardwell - Neil Barr, Avinash VenkateshCahill Gordon & Reindel
ADS rights offering$358 millionCompania Cervecerias UnidasJP Morgan Securities; Citigroup Global Markets; Goldman, Sachs & CoMilbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy; Claro y CiaDavis Polk & Wardwell - Harry Ballan, Michael Farber
Follow-on offering$120 millionKYTHERA BiopharmaceuticalsJP Morgan Securitiesl; Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & SmithLatham & WatkinsDavis Polk & Wardwell - Rachel Kleinberg, Catherine Paskoff Chang
Common stock offering $90 millionCumulus MediaRBC Capital MarketsJones DayDavis Polk & Wardwell - Samuel Dimon, Juelle Gomes

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