M&A Week in Review

Zephyr Week in Review, 22nd July 2013

The week’s largest M&A deal by value was Spanish telecoms giant Telef√≥nica agreeing to acquire German mobile operator E-Plus from rival KPN for USD 10,724 million. Real estate investment trust (REIT) WP Carey is buying New York-based REIT Corporate Property for USD 4,000 million in the number two transaction by value. Other targets in the Week in Review include CKE, BOE Technology and Sourcefire.

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Zephyr Week in Review, 15th July 2013

The week’s largest M&A deal by value was an USD 11,930 million takeover offer by Canadian food retailer Loblaw for Toronto-listed pharmacy chain Shoppers Drug Mart. An agreement by US oil and gas group Apache to sell its Gulf of Mexico Shelf business to Fieldwood Energy for USD 3,750 million was the week’s second largest transaction. Other targets featured in the Week in Review include Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Universal Music Group and Banorte.

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Zephyr Week in Review, 1st July 2013

The week’s largest M&A deal by value was the announcement by the Kazakh government that it is exercising its pre-emptive right to acquire ConocoPhillips’ 8 per cent stake in the Kashagan oil field worth USD 5,000 million. General Electric completed the acquisition of Lufkin Industries for USD 3,300 million in the week’s second largest transaction. Other targets featured in the Week in Review include Multi Bintang Indonesia, Daiwa House Industry and Knight Capital.

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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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