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Global M&A Deal of the Year, U.S.: Softbank/Sprint

, The American Lawyer

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SoftBank Corp.'s $21.6 billion acquisition of a 78 percent stake in Sprint Nextel Corporation was a classic piece of dealmaking drama. It had everything: box office numbers (it was the largest announced U.S. transaction of 2012 and the largest ever outbound investment by a Japanese company); myriad plot twists; and colorful protagonists.

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