M&A Week in Review

Zephyr Week in Review, 11th March 2013

The week’s largest announced M&A deal by value was Italian utilities major Eni selling a minority stake in its East African unit to China’s CNPC worth USD 4,210 million. An agreement by Shenzhen-listed electrical equipment manufacturer Shanxi Meijin Energy Co. to acquire five coal industry-related companies from Shanxi Meijin Energy Group, in a deal valued at USD 1,628 million, was the number two transaction by value. Other targets featured in the Week in Review include Commerzbank, Enel and three power plants owned by Dominion Resources.

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Zephyr Week in Review, 11th February 2013

The week’s M&A largest deal by value by a long shot was Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway and 3G Capital teaming up to buy US food group Heinz for a formidable USD 28,000 million. Comcast’s agreement to purchase General Electric’s 49 per cent stake in NBCUniversal in a deal worth USD 16,700 million was the number two transaction by value. Other targets featured in the Week in Review include Barclays, Kable Deutschland and Saipem.

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Zephyr Week in Review, 14th January 2013

TCC Assets, the investment vehicle of Thai businessman Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi, increased its bid for Singaporean conglomerate Fraser & Neave in a transaction worth USD 7,844 million, the week’s largest M&A deal by value. Utility majors E.ON and GDF agreed to sell Slovak Gas Holding to Czech company Energetický a Prumyslový for USD 3,478 million in the number two transaction by value. Other targets featured in the Week in Review include Life Technologies, TUI Travel, CCC Information Services and PAL Holdings.

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Zephyr Week in Review, 17th December 2012

Iconic US stock exchange NYSE Euronext has agreed to be taken over by its younger rival InterContinental Exchange in a cash and stock deal worth USD 8,200 million in the week’s M&A largest deal by value. US insurer AIG is offloading its remaining stake in Asian arm AIA Group worth USD 6,447 million in the number two transaction by value. Other targets featured in the Week in Review include General Motors, Compuware and Focus Media Holding.

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Zephyr Week in Review, 10th December 2012

Rosneft announced that it has approved the acquisition of a 50 per cent stake in TNK-BP from Alfa Petroleum Holdings Ltd and OGIP Ventures for USD 28,000 million, in the week’s M&A largest deal by value. The US Department of the Treasury has launched a USD 7,610 million underwritten public offering for all of its remaining 234 million shares in American International Group, in the number two transaction by value. Other targets featured in the Week in Review include Bausch & Lomb, Clearwire Corporation and Annington Homes.

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Zephyr Week in Review, 26th November 2012

Nebraska-based meat processor ConAgra Foods Inc. has signed an agreement to acquire Missouri breakfast cereal maker Ralcorp Holdings for USD 6,800 million, in the week’s M&A largest deal by value. Spanish bank aid fund Fondo de Reestructuración Ordenada Bancaria (FROB) announced plans to subscribe to a EUR 4,500 million capital increase by Banco de Valencia SA, in the number two transaction by value. Other targets featured in the Week in Review include Coastal Energy Company, McGraw-Hill Education and Agip Kazakhstan North Caspian Operating Company.

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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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