Real estate M&A activity continued apace in the first quarter of 2013, with three transactions of $1 billion or more announced in January.
American/US Airways; Linn/Berry Petroleum
Berkshire/3G Capital/Heinz; Dell LBO; Liberty Global/Virgin Media; Zoetis IPO
Pinnacle/Ameristar; Cerberus/Supervalu; ICE/NYSE
Banco Santander S.A.'s sale of a 25 percent stake in its Mexican subsidiary led a fall flurry of IPOs.
Freeport-McMoRan/Plains Exploration & Production Company/McMoRan Exploration; Equity Residential and AvalonBay/Archstone; Conagra/Ralcorp
The law firms that handled the biggest recent deals in Europe.
BP Asset Sales; Disney/Lucasfilm; Leucadia/Jefferies
Softbank/Sprint Nextel; T-Mobile/MetroPCS; UnitedHealth/Amil