M&A Week in Review

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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Zephyr Week in Review 11th June 2012

Johnson & Johnson has completed its acquisition of Synthes for CHF 17.24 billion in the week’s largest deal. The highest value rumour saw Credit Suisse considering a capital increase worth between CHF 4.00 billion and CHF 5.00 billion. Other targets included Canadian magnetic industrial product manufacturer Neo Material Technologies and German utility measurement and control solutions firm Elster.

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Zephyr Week in Review 14th May 2012

ABB completed its takeover of Memphis-based electrical equipment manufacturer Thomas & Betts for USD 3,748 million, in the week’s largest M&A deal. The week’s biggest rumour was Tepco in talks with three other Japanese companies to buy a stake in Chevron’s Wheatstone LNG project in Australia, worth USD 4,350 million. Other targets included Facebook, which finally made its Nasdaq debut, French mining firm Eramet and E.ON’s natural gas transportation business Open Grid Europe.


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Zephyr Week in Review 30th April 2012

The largest M&A deal of the week was Capital One’s acquisition of HSBC’s US credit card and retail services for USD 31,300 million. Chesapeake Energy’s largest shareholder urged the company to consider a sale that could be worth USD 11,521 million based on its current market capitalisation, making it the week’s biggest rumour. Other targets included Colorado-based oil and gas company Cordillera Energy, Italian telecommunications group Telco and footwear retailer Collective Brands.

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Zephyr Week in Review 16th April 2012

The Argentinean government has expropriated a 51 per cent stake, worth USD 10,500 million, in YPF from Repsol, in the week’s biggest announced deal. Telstra is preparing to sell its fixed line assets to the Australian government in a deal valued at USD 11,444 million in the highest-value rumour of the week. Other targets included UK-based electricity producer International Power and German luxury carmaker Daimler.

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Zephyr Week In Review 12th March 2012

Exelon has completed its acquisition of Constellation Energy Group in the week’s largest deal. The highest value rumour was the potential purchase of NDS Group by Cisco Systems, with a price tag of USD 5,000 million. Other targets included Chinese banking group Bank of Communications and US leisure group Great Wolf Resorts.

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Zephyr Week in Review 27th February 2012

Shanghai Baosteel has agreed to buy the stainless steel assets of Baoshan Iron & Steel for USD 4,068 million in the week’s largest deal. The highest value rumour saw Telefonica deny reports that it might sell its stake in China Unicom, which has a potential price tag of USD 4,018 million. Other targets included German banking group Deutsche Postbank and Indian resources company Hindustan Zinc.

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Zephyr Week in Review 13th February 2012

Capital One completed its USD 9,000 million public takeover of US-based ING Bank FSB in the week’s largest deal. The highest value rumour was a potential stake sale or share repurchase by Sweden’s Svenska Handelsbanken, valued at USD 1,273 million. Other targets included corrugated packaging firm Temple-Inland and Brazilian food manufacturer Yoki.

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