M&A Week in Review

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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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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