Freeport-McMoRan/Plains Exploration & Production Company/McMoRan Exploration; Equity Residential and AvalonBay/Archstone; Conagra/Ralcorp
Banco Santander S.A.'s sale of a 25 percent stake in its Mexican subsidiary led a fall flurry of IPOs.
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
Morgan Stanley/Citigroup; M&T/Hudson City; Realty Income/American Realty Capital
Kinder Morgan's $38 billion purchase of rival natural gas pipeline operator El Paso Corporation catalyzed three other large deals in the energy sector.
July saw a burst of dealmaking in the health care sector.