June 26, 2009 / 5:54 AM / in 9 years

RPT-FACTBOX-Top 10 mergers and acquisitions for H1 2009

 June 26 (Reuters) - Merger and acquisition volume dropped 44.5 percent in the first half of 2009, but there were still some blockbuster deals.
 Following are the 10 largest deals for January-June.  Value     Target            Acquirer        Acquirer Adviser
   Target Adviser  ($bln) ————————————————————————————————  —————————  $64.48    Wyeth             Pfizer Inc     BofA Merrill Lynch       Morgan Stanley
        WYE.N           (PFE.N)         Goldman Sachs & Co
   Evercore Partners
                                          JP Morgan, Barclays PLC
                                          Citi  ———————————————————————————————-  —————————-  $58       Rio Tinto         BHP Billiton   Goldman Sachs & Co       Morgan Stanley
        iron ore assets                   Gresham Partners
        (RIO.L)(RIO.AX)   (BHP.AX)(BLT.L) Lazard  ———————————————————————————————-  —————————-  $45.91    Schering Plough   Merck & Co     JP Morgan                Goldman Sachs & Co
        SGP.N           (MRK.N)
   Morgan Stanley  ———————————————————————————————-  —————————-  $22.32    Lloyds Banking    HM Treasury    Credit Suisse Group      JP Morgan Cazenove
        Group (LLOY.L)                    Deutsche Bank AG
   UBS Investment Bank
                                          Citi  ———————————————————————————————-  —————————-  $18.60    RBS               HM Treasury    Citi                     UBS Investment Bank
        (RBS.L)                           Credit Suisse Group      Morgan Stanley
                                          Deutsche Bank AG  ———————————————————————————————-  —————————-  $18.25    Petro-Canada      Suncor Energy  CIBC World Markets Inc   RBC Capital Markets
        PCA.TO          (SU.TO)         Morgan Stanley
   Deutsche Bank AG  ———————————————————————————————-  —————————-  $14.5     Liberty Media     DirecTV Group  Morgan Stanley           Goldman Sachs & Co
        LINTA.O         DTV.O
   JP Morgan  ———————————————————————————————-  —————————-  $13.35    Barclays Global   BlackRock Inc  Citi                     Barclays Capital
        Investors         (BLK.N)         Credit Suisse
   Lazard
        (BARC.L)                          BofA Merrill Lynch
   JP Morgan Cazenove
                                          Morgan Stanley
                                          Perella Weinberg Partners  ———————————————————————————————-  —————————-  $12.44    Essent NV         RWE AG         JP Morgan                Citi
                          (RWEG.DE)
   Deutsche Bank AG
                          Lazard  ———————————————————————————————-  —————————-  $11.39    MTN Group LTD     Bharti Airtel  Standard Chartered       Deutsche Bank AG
        (MTNJ.J)          (BRTI.BO)
   BofA Merrill Lynch  ———————————————————————————————-  —————————-  Source: Thomson Reuters  (For more on the Thomson Reuters global dealmaking data, click [ID:nN25291870)     

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