M&A Week in Review

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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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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