M&A Week in Review

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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Zephyr Week in Review, 8th April 2013

A takeover offer for Dutch coffee and tea company DE Master Blenders by a group led by German consumer products major Joh A. Benckiser worth USD 9,833 million was the week's largest announced M&A transaction. General Electric’s agreement to buy oil pumps maker Lufkin Industries for USD 3,300 million was the number two transaction by value. Other targets featured in the Week in Review include Koninklijke KPN, HTC and Lightower Fiber Networks.

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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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