Deals of the Week 7/27/12

Posted on July 27, 2012 at 7:07 PM

Skadden advises Stanley Black & Decker in $850 million dollar purchase

Skadden acted on behalf of Stanley Black & Decker to acquire the Hong-Kong based company, Infastech, from CVC Capital Partners and Standard Chartered Private Equity for $850 million dollars. Partners Sean Doyle, Edward Gonzalez, Bruce Goldner, Stuart Alperi, Ian John, Frederic Depoortere, and John Adebiyi led Skadden. Neeraj Budwani and Andrew Whan led Clifford Chance, and Walkers acted as counsel to CVC Capital. The deal allows Stanley Black & Decker to broaden its product offering and company portfolio.

Shanthi Gears to be acquired for $75 million

Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A Shroff acted on behalf of Tube Investments of India to acquire Shanthi Gears.  Tube investments reportedly paid $75 million to purchase Shanthi Gears, who were advised by Trilegal

TPG Capital acquire Par Pharmaceutical Companies

Ropes & Gray acted on behalf of TPG Capital LP to acquire Par Pharmaceutical Companies. The deal to acquire Par Pharmaceutical Companies reportedly was for $2.0 billion dollars. Cravath Swaine & Moore and Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe were advisors to Par Pharmaceutical Companies.

Samsung Electronics acquires CSR plc’s handset connectivity business

Samsung Electronics, led by Paul Hastings, have agreed to purchase CSR plc for $310 million. CSR plc, who was advised by Shin & Kim, Slaughter & May, Wilson Sonsini, will sell its handset connectivity business to Samsung as part of the deal.

Linklaters and CMS advise Hong Kong Tycoon

CMS Cameron McKenna and Linklaters acted on behalf of Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-Shing to acquire UK gas compy Wales & West Utilities for 645 million pounds. CMS partners Charles Currier, Robert Lane, Susan Hankey, Aaron Fairhurst, Nancy Eller, and Linklaters partner Jessamy Gallagher led the transaction for Li Ka-Shing’s company, Cheung Kong Infrastructure. By investing in the UK utilities sector, CKI not only diversifies its assets, but also becomes a leader in the energy sector.

Herbert Smith joins in on advising Chinese oil group

Stikeman Elliott and Davis Polk acted on behalf of CNOOC in its takeover of Nexen for $15.1 billion. Stikeman Elliott partner William Braithwaite and Davis Polk partners George Bason, Howard Zhang, Leonard Kreynin, Kirtee Kapoor, John Reynolds, Ronan Harty, Paul Chow, and Antony Dapiran led the transaction team for the acquisition of Nexen. Hebert Smith advised CNOOC on the UK and EU aspects of the takeover bid, which was led by James Quinney and Simon Tysoe. Blake Cassels & Graydon and Paul Weiss, who were led by Pat Finnerty and Jeanette Chan, respectively, represented Nexen. The deal signifies one of the largest offers by a Chinese company for a foreign oil producer.

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