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Students aspiring to get into #investmentbanking must track the biggest M&A and #ipo as your target banks are advisors on most top deals. Let’s dive in!

1️⃣ Broadcom to Acquire VMware

Deal Value: $69 bil

Broadcom is one of the world's largest semiconductor companies by revenue. The acquisition enables it to enhance cloud technology adoption with funding for R&D given its much larger market cap compared to VMware. hashtag#goldmansachs and hashtag#jpmorgan are providing advisory services to VMware with Broadcom has engaged with hashtag#barclays hashtag#BofA hashtag#Citigroup hashtag#creditsuisse hashtag#wellsfargo

2️⃣ Amgen Acquisition of Horizon Therapeutic

Deal Value: $27.8 bil

Pharma titan, Amgen announced its acquisition of Horizon Therapeutic (a global biotech firm), solidifying its position in the rare disease sector. For Horizon, the financial advisors were hashtag#jpmorgan and another american bank. hashtag#amgen lead financial advisors include hashtag#PJT Partners and hashtag#citigroup

3️⃣ Oracle Buys Cerner

Deal Value: 28.3 bil

Oracle will acquire Cerner via an all-cash tender offer at $95.00 per share, resulting in an approximate $28.3 billion equity value. Financial advisors for Cerner include hashtag#goldmansachs and hashtag#centerviewpartners while Oracle's advisors were Hogan Lovells and Kirkland & Ellis

4️⃣ Kroger Co’s Acquisition of Albertson

Deal Value: $24.6 bil

Kroger announced its acquisition of Albertson, the 4th largest grocer by market share. hashtag#goldmansachs and hashtag#creditsuisse advised Albertsons, while hashtag#citi and hashtag#wellsfargo advised Kroger with the deal expected to complete in 2024.

5️⃣ Prologis Merger with Duke Realty

Deal Value: $23 bil

Prologis, a real estate investment trust completed a $23 billion all-stock merger with Duke Realty. hashtag#goldmansachs and hashtag#Citigroup advised Prologis. hashtag#jpmorgan securities and Alston & Bird were financial and legal advisors to Duke Realty.

6️⃣ Johnson and Johnson Acquisition of Abiomed

Deal Value: $18 bil

The world’s largest healthcare products announced in December 2022, its successful acquisition of Abiomed to boost J&J’s MedTech segment's position as a leader in cardiovascular innovation. hashtag#jpmorgan Securities advised J&J and hashtag#goldmansachs & provided financial advisory to Abiomed.

7️⃣ Toshiba accepts the Buyout Proposal by Japan Industrial Partners, ROHM

Deal Value: $18 bil

Toshiba Corp's board accepted a $15.2 billion acquisition proposal from a consortium led by Japan Industrial Partners, a hashtag#privateequity 

Davis Polk & Wardwell advised the Tokyo-based private equity firm, Japan Industrial Partners, Inc., in a consortium-led offer.

8️⃣ Thoma Bravo's Acquisition of Coupa Software

Deal Value: $8 bil

Coupa received advisory services from Qatalyst Partners and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, while Thoma Bravo's advisory team included Goldman Sachs, Piper Sandler, and Kirkland & Ellis.

9️⃣ UnitedHealth acquisition of LHC Group Inc.

Deal Value: $5.4 billion

LHC's advisors include #SVB Leerink and #jefferies

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