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March 11 — Global mergers and acquisitions are slowing somewhat but still managing to keep pace with the record-breaking activity seen last year, according to data compiled through Bloomberg Law: Corporate Transactions' Deal Analytics.
In the month of February, there were 40 deals announced with a value of more than $1 billion each, including a transaction later withdrawn by Honeywell International Inc. In January, there were 27 announced deals of over $1 billion each.
Last year, there were 42 deals of such value announced in February and 35 in January.
Notable transactions last month include Apollo Global Management LLC's acquisition of home security monitoring company ADT Corp. The pending deal would represent the biggest leveraged buyout this year.
In other developments, in late February London Stock Exchange Group Plc said it was in merger talks with German rival Deutsche Boerse AG in a deal that could create the dominant European exchange operator.
Also in late February, Honeywell ended its short-lived bid to acquire United Technologies Corp. A deal between the companies would have created an entity with more than $90 billion in annual sales. United Technologies rejected Honeywell's bid, saying it was too low and citing antitrust concerns.By Michael Greene
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|ANNOUNCE DATE||DEAL SIZE($)||TARGET/SELLER NAME||ACQUIRER NAME||STRATEGIC (S) or FINANCIAL (F) ACQUISITION||DEAL STATUS||FINANCIAL ADVISERS||LEGAL ADVISERS|
|02/28/2016||2.40B||Jaiprakash cement units (Target), Jaiprakash Associates Ltd (Seller)||UltraTech Cement Ltd.||S||Pending||*||*|
|02/26/2016||3.36B||Apollo Residential Mortgage Inc.||Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance Inc.||F||Pending||Houlihan Lokey (Acquirer), Morgan Stanley (Target)||Fried Frank/Hogan Lovells US (Acquirer), Latham & Watkins (Target)|
|02/25/2016||7.95B||Sharp Corp./Japan||Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Foxconn Technology Co.||S||Pending||JP Morgan (Acquirer), MUMSS/Mizuho (Target)||*|
|02/25/2016||3.30B||ENGIE's US fossil portfolio (Target), Engie SA (Seller)||Dynegy Inc., Energy Capital Partners III LP||S & F||Pending||Credit Suisse/Deutsche Bank/Lazard Ltd./RBC Capital Mkts (Acquirer), BofA ML/Morgan Stanley/Rothschild (Seller)||Latham & Watkins/Skadden Arps (Acquirer)|
|02/25/2016||1.29B||SEA BVI Ltd. (Target), SEA Holdings Ltd./Hong Kong (Seller)||China Everbright Ltd., China Everbright Group Ltd.||S||Pending||*||Paul Hastings (Acquirer)|
|02/25/2016||1.20B||Biologics Inc., Vantage Oncology LLC||McKesson Corp.||S||Pending||*||Paul Weiss (Target)|
|02/25/2016||1.20B||New England portfolio of hydroelectric assets (Target), Engie SA (Seller)||Public Sector Pension Investment Board/The||F||Pending||TD Securities (Acquirer), BofA ML/Morgan Stanley/Rothschild (Seller)||*|
|02/24/2016||3.01B||GreatWall Information Industry Co.||China Great Wall Computer Shenzhen Co.||S||Pending||Haitong Secs (Acquirer), Huarong Securiti (Target)||King & Wood Mallesons (Acquirer), Zhejiang T&C Law (Target)|
|02/23/2016||13.81B||London Stock Exchange Group PLC||Deutsche Boerse AG||S||Pending||BofA ML/Deutsche Bank/Perella Weinberg (Acquirer), Barclays (Target)||Robey Warshaw (Target)|
|02/23/16||1.03B||OUE Commercial Real Estate Investment Trust||OUE Ltd||F||Completed||*||*|
|02/22/16||101.34B||United Technologies Corp.||Honeywell International Inc.||S||Withdrawn||Goldman Sachs/JP Morgan (Target)||Cravath Swaine & Moore (Acquirer)|
|02/22/2016||3.10B||Brake Bros. Ltd. (Target), Bain Capital Partners LLC (Seller)||Sysco Corp.||S||Pending||Deutsche Bank (Acquirer), BofA ML/Goldman Sachs/Lazard Ltd. (Seller), Barclays (Target)||Ernst & Young/Freshfields (Acquirer), Baker & McKenzie (Seller)|
|02/22/2016||1.80B||XO Communications' fiber business (Target), XO Communications LLC (Seller)||Verizon Communications Inc.||S||Pending||Citigroup Global (Acquirer)||Debevoise & Plimpton (Acquirer)|
|02/19/2016||1.44B||Home Retail Group PLC||Steinhoff International Holdings NV||S||Pending||Barclays/HSBC/Investec Bank (Acquirer)||*|
|02/19/2016||1.34B||BSI SA (Target), BTG Pactual Group (Seller)||EFG International AG||S||Pending||Rothschild (Acquirer), Lazard Ltd. (Seller)||Skadden Arps (Seller)|
|02/18/2016||2.60B||Truven Health Analytics Inc. (Target), Veritas Capital (Seller)||International Business Machines Corp.||S||Pending||UBS (Acquirer), Goldman Sachs (Target)||Cravath Swaine (Acquirer), Pillsbury Winthrop (Target), Schulte Roth (Seller)|
|02/17/2016||6.14B||Ingram Micro Inc.||Tianjin Tianhai Investment Co.||S||Pending||Bravia Capital /China Int'l Capital (Acquirer), Morgan Stanley (Target)||Weil Gotshal (Acquirer), Davis Polk (Target)|
|02/17/2016||1.03B||6 Logi Port buildings (Target), One M Logistics GK (Seller)||LaSalle Logiport REIT||F||Completed||*||Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu (Acquirer)|
|02/16/2016||12.30B||ADT Corp./The||Apollo Global Management LLC||F||Pending||Barclays/Citigroup Global/Deutsche Bank/RBC Capital Mkts (Acquirer), BofA ML/Goldman Sachs (Target)||Davies Ward/Paul Weiss (Acquirer), Osler Hoskin/Simpson Thacher (Target)|
|02/16/2016||1.28B||Physio-Control Int'l Inc. (Target), Bain Capital (Seller)||Stryker Corp.||S||Pending||Citi/Jefferies (Seller)||Skadden Arps (Acquirer), Kirkland & Ellis (Seller)|
|02/15/2016||1.00B||Morenci Copper Mine (Target), Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (Seller)||Sumitomo Metal Mining Co.||S||Pending||*||Freshfields (Acquirer), Davis Polk (Seller)|
|* Not available as of March 10|
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