Zephyr Week in Review 10th October

Microsoft completed its USD 8,500 million acquisition of Luxembourg-based voice and video call software specialist Skype in the week’s top deal by value. Mexican telecommunications group Telmex and US oil and gas business Samson were among other high-value targets.

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Zephyr Week in Review 3rd October

The largest M&A deal by value was Sealed Air’s completed purchase of US-based cleaning contractor Diversey Holdings, worth USD 4,300 million. Other targets included Pharmaceutical Product Development and Bermuda-registered data centre operator Global Crossing.

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Zephyr Week in Review 26th September

It was a week of tying up loose ends, with the completion of several high value M&A and private equity deals announced during the summer. Targets included AXA Canada, Bank Moskvy and BJ’s Wholesale Club.

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Zephyr Week in Review 12th September

The week’s highest value deal saw Berkshire Hathaway complete its purchase of US chemicals producer Lubrizol for USD 9,700 billion. Other targets include semiconductor manufacturer NetLogic MicroSystems and search engine developer Yahoo Japan.

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Zephyr Week in Review 5th September

Reynolds Group Holdings completed its acquisition of Graham Packaging for USD 4,500 million in the week’s largest deal. Other targets were US corrugated packaging concern Temple-Inland and Research In Motion, the Blackberry manufacturer.

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Zephyr Week in Review 29th August

The largest announced deal of the week was Bank of America agreeing to sell 5 per cent of China Construction Bank to a group of investors. Other targets were Australian miner Macarthur Coal and French engineer Spie.

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Zephyr Week in Review 15th August

The top two announced deals of the week were worth a combined USD 22,765 million, making this one of the strongest M&A weeks of 2011. Deal targets included Motorola, Autonomy and Shenzhen Development Bank.

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Zephyr Week in Review 8th August

Capital One agreed to buy HSBC’s US credit card and retail banking activities for around USD 53,343 million, marking the largest announced global deal of 2011.

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Zephyr Week in Review 1st August

Li Ka-shing agreed deal with Northumbrian Water, while Kirin made a significant investment into Brazil.

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Zephyr Week in Review 25th July

The Russian gold mining sector was the target of the highest value deal of the week, with KazakhGold completing its purchase of Polyus Zoloto. ING’s agreed sale of Latin American insurance activities provided a further boost for emerging markets.

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