M&A Week in Review

Zephyr Week in Review 15th November - 19th November

A busy week for the US, with GM returning to the stock markets in a USD 20,124 million flotation. The majority of this week’s target companies were based in the US, and they include Dynergy, Del Monte and Bucyrus.

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Zephyr Week in Review 8th November - 12th November

The largest announced deal by value was a rights issue by Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, which is potentially worth USD 6,775 million. However, the week’s largest deal was a rumoured sale by Danone of its bottled water operations.

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Zephyr Week in Review 1st November - 5th November

Two blockbusters completed in the first week of November, the largest being MetLife’s purchase of American Life Insurance Company for USD 16,200 million.

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Zephyr Week in Review 18th October - 22nd October

Two of the year’s main food industry deals completed this week, with 3G finishing its takeover of Burger King and Lion buying France’s Picard.

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Zephyr Week in Review 11th October - 15th October

Pfizer’s agreed purchase of US-based King Pharmaceuticals was the week’s largest deal by value at USD 3,600 million.

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Zephyr Week in Review 13th September - 17th September

A strong week for private equity as CVC’s USD 3,249 million agreed purchase of Sunrise Communications was the third-largest deal by value.

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Zephyr Week in Review 6th September - 10th September

Hellman & Friedman agreed to buy US-based residential building products manufacturer Associated Materials in a USD 1,300 million transaction. It was one of the week’s largest deals by value and shows M&A interest is returning to the construction industry.

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Zephyr Week in Review 30th August - 3rd September

A week dominated by M&A in the resources sector, with high-value deals involving Lihir Gold, Andean Resources and Petróleo Brasileiro.

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Zephyr Week in Review 16th August - 20th August

There was a return of mega deals despite the usual August lull, with BHP bidding USD 40 billion for Potash and Intel agreeing to buy McAffee.

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Zephyr Week in Review 9th August - 13th August

The week was significant for the global telecoms industry, with two deals - one announced, one rumoured - valued at USD 22,904 million and USD 6,500 million, respectively.

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