M&A Week in Review

Zephyr Week in Review, 19th November 2012

Russian oil and gas explorer Rosneft signed an agreement to acquire BP’s 50 per cent stake in British Virgin Islands-based oil business TNK-BP for USD 17,100 million in cash and a 12.84 per cent in Rosneft’s stock, in the week’s M&A largest deal by value. BC Partners and Canada Pension Plan completed the acquisition of US wireless internet and online video services firm Cequel Communications Holdings for USD 6,600 million in the number two transaction by value. Other targets featured in the Week in Review include Ping An Insurance (Group) Company of China, Arcadia Group and RusGidro.

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Zephyr Week in Review, 12th November 2012

Dutch beer maker Heineken completed its previously announced acquisition of Fraser & Neave’s direct and indirect interests in Asia Pacific Breweries for USD 3,758 million, in the week’s largest M&A deal by value. Brazilian real estate-focused private equity firm HIS agreed to sell industrial and logistics assets to Singapore’s Global Logistics Properties for USD 3,000 million in the number two transaction by value. Other targets featured in the Week in Review include Société Française de Radiotéléphone, EADS, Sony Corporation and Dematic.

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Zephyr Week in Review, 29th October 2012

US generic drug maker Watson Pharmaceutical completed its previously announced acquisition of European peer Actavis for USD 5,835 million, in the week’s M&A largest deal by value, while kidney dialysis care group DaVita closed on the purchase of physician network operator HealthCare Partners for USD 4,420 million, in the number two transaction by value. Other targets featured the week in review include Israel Chemicals, Dexia, ASML and Premium Credit.

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Zephyr Week in Review, 15th October 2012

Japan’s Softbank has agreed to take a controlling stake in US telecommunications group Sprint Nextel for USD 20,100 million in the week’s largest M&A deal, while Brazil’s Itau Unibanco completed its take-private of credit card processor Redecard worth USD 5,151 million in the number two transaction by value. Other targets during the week in review included US real estate investment trust HCP and online stock photo supplier Getty Images.

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Zephyr Week in Review, 1st October 2012

Commodities giant Glencore increased its offer for mining group Xstrata in the week’s largest mergers and acquisitions deal, while T-Mobile USA and MetroPCS agreed to a merger worth USD 14,036 million in the number two transaction by value. Other targets featured in the week's M&A news included Indianapolis-based health insurer WellPoint, which priced its USD 1,350 million convertible debentures offering, and Platinum Equity acquiring US metal and plastic container manufacturer BWAY Parent in a secondary buyout worth USD 1,240 million.

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Zephyr Week in Review, 10th September 2012

The US Treasury sold shares in American International Group for USD 15,700 million in the week’s largest M&A deal. The week’s biggest rumour involved the news that listed aircraft maker BAE Systems is in discussions for a possible takeover by EADS which could be worth USD 17,161 million. Other targets in the week’s top deals included US stationery retailer Staples, investment banker Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, and Italian insurance company Fonsai.

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Zephyr Week in Review, 13th August 2012

Kinder Morgan sold interests in two natural gas pipelines to its affiliate Kinder Morgan Energy Partners for USD 6,220 million, in the week’s largest M&A deal. The week’s biggest rumour involved media speculation that listed UK water company United Utilities may be the target of a takeover which could be worth USD 9,625 million. Other targets in the week’s top deals included diamond miner De Beers, Chinese display advertising group Focus Media, and US online stock photo supplier Getty Images.

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Zephyr Week in Review, 30th July 2012

US drug store chain Walgreens bought a 45 per cent stake in Swiss pharmacy and beauty group Alliance Boots for USD 6,665 million in the week’s largest M&A deal, while German carmakers Volkswagen and Porsche have finally completed their tie-up worth USD 5,522 million in the number two transaction by value. Other targets included Japanese carrier All Nippon Airways and Bermuda-based business and technology processing outsourcing company Genpact.

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Zephyr Week in Review 16th July 2012

GlaxoSmithKline is finally set to buy US-based Human Genome Sciences for USD 3,000 million, in the week’s largest M&A deal. The week’s biggest rumour was French telecommunications and entertainment group Vivendi mulling the sale of its Brazilian unit GVT, in a deal that could be worth USD 10,434 million. Other targets included Singaporean group Fraser and Neave and US cable operator Suddenlink.

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Zephyr Week in Review 2nd July 2012

Duke Energy has completed its acquisition of Progress Energy for USD 25.12 billion in the week’s largest deal. The highest value rumour saw the Spanish Government planning a sale of assets including Aena Desarrollo Internacional SA, Renfe Operadora SA and Paradores de Turismo de España SA in a bid to raise up to EUR 30 billion. Other targets included US fiber-based bandwidth infrastructure and colocation company AboveNet and Japanese airline All Nippon Airways.

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