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Top 10 M&A Deals

Top 10 M&A Deals in the World for the Period Jan’08 – Aug ‘08Rank Buyer NameTarget NameTarget Industry Deal Size ( In …

Top 10 M&A Deals in the World for the Period Jan’08 – Aug ‘08

Rank

Buyer Name

Target Name

Target Industry 

Deal Size ( In Mil $) 

1

Sunrise Acquisitions

Scottish & Newcastle

Beverages

15,134.80

2

Aluminum Corp of China

Rio Tinto

Mining & Minerals 

14,135.20

3

Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena SpA

Banca Antoniana Popolare Veneta SpA

Banking & Finance 

13,986.50

4

Lafarge SAS

Orascom Building Materials Holding

Brokerage Investment & mgmt 

12,900.00

5

Hewlett-Packard

Electronic Data Systems

Computer, Software & Supplies 

12,631.30 

6

Novartis AG

Alcon

Instruments & Photographic

10381.8 

7

Ingersoll-Rand

Trane

Industrial & Farm Equipment

9014.3 

8

CME Group

NYMEX Holdings

Financials

7555.37 

9

Shell Canada

Duvernay Oil

Energy & Power

5830.98 

10

Smith International

W-H Energy Services

Energy & Power

3014.47 

Source : Mergerstat & Thomson Financial

** All the above M&A deals were completed in 2008, though some of them were announced in 2007.** Rankings are based on the deal size.

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