M&A Week in Review

Zephyr Week in Review, 24th June 2013

The week’s largest M&A deal by value was Vodafone’s offer for German telecommunications group Kabel Deutschland worth USD 14,024 million. A cash and share offer by the founders of Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation together with the government of Kazakhstan to acquire the UK alumina company worth USD 4,642million was the week’s second largest transaction. Other targets featured in the Week in Review include Onyx Pharmaceuticals, FirstGroup and Vanguard Health Systems.

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Zephyr Week in Review, 17th June 2013

The week’s largest M&A deal by value was the completion of the takeover of Greece’s Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company by Coca-Cola HBC of Switzerland for USD 6,651 million. Sprint Nextel increased its offer for Clearwire Corporation to USD 3,669 million in the week’s second largest transaction. Other targets featured in the Week in Review include MegaFon, China Securities Finance and Springer Science+Business Media.

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Zephyr Week in Review, 10th June 2013

The week's largest M&A deal by value was Softbank's amended offer for Sprint Nextel, which now values the deal at USD 23,088 million, while Sobeys announced plans to offload the assets of supermarket operator Canada Safeway for USD 5,695 million. Other targets featured in the Week in Review include Time Warner, Spanish natural gas utility Gas Natural and Volkswagen.

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Zephyr Week in Review, 3rd June 2013

The week’s largest M&A deal by value was the completion of the acquisition of US food giant Heinz by Berkshire Hathaway and private equity firm 3G Capital for USD 28,000 million, while Liberty Global completed the takeover of Virgin Media for USD 23,300 million in the week’s second largest transaction. Other targets featured in the Week in Review include Inbursa, Thermo Fisher Scientific and WhiteWave Foods.

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Zephyr Week in Review, 27th May 2013

US mining group Freeport-McMoRan completed the acquisition of listed oil and gas company Plains Exploration & Production Company for USD 16,600 million in the week’s largest M&A deal by value, while Warren Buffett’s MidAmerican Energy signed an agreement to buy Nevada utility NV Energy for USD 10,000 million in the number two transaction.

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Zephyr Week in Review, 20th May 2013

The week’s largest M&A deal by value was the agreement by US drug maker Actavis to acquire Irish rival Warner Chilcott in an all-stock deal worth USD 8,530 million. Another Irish pharmaceutical company was the target in the number two transaction by value, which was a USD 6,379 million take-private offer for Elan Corporation by Royalty Pharma. Other targets featured in the Week in Review include KPN, Bankia and Focus Media.

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Zephyr Week in Review, 13th May 2013

The week’s largest M&A deal by value was a completed public offering by Health Care REIT worth USD 1,691 million, while the largest private equity deal of the week saw OCI make a USD 7,645 million bid for Egyptian construction contractor Orascom Construction Industries.

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Zephyr Week in Review, 6th May 2013

The week’s largest M&A deal by value was the completed acquisition of US managed healthcare provider Coventry Health by Aetna for USD 7,300 million while the announced buyout of BMC Software for USD 8,200 was the largest private equity deal of the week in review.

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Zephyr Week in Review, 29th April 2013

The much-anticipated merger between Glencore and Xstrata finally completed and was the week’s largest M&A deal, weighing in at USD 31,841 million. Another merger, this time between T-Mobile USA and MetroPCS and worth USD 14,036 million, was the number two transaction by value. Other targets featured in the Week in Review include Kelda Group, National Bank of Greece and BMC Software.

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Zephyr Week in Review, 15th April 2013

The week’s largest M&A deal by value was the acquisition of US genetic testing equipment manufacturer Life Technologies by Thermo Fisher for USD 13,600 million plus debt. The number two transaction by value involved RP Management, through an acquisition vehicle, making a formal offer for Irish medicine maker Elan. Other targets featured in the Week in Review include Colombian cement and concrete manufacturer Cementos Argos and ista International of Germany.

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