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CAREMARK RX INC. Acquisition of ADVANCEPCS

Description: Acquisition of AdvancePCS, of Irving, by Caremark RX Inc., of Birmingham, Ala., in a deal valued at about $6 billion. Completed in March 2004.

Counsel for Caremark: In-house; Jones Day; King & Spalding; Davis Polk & Wardwell, Dewey Ballantine; Burke, Warren, MacKay & Serritella; Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell

Counsel for AdvancePCS: In-house; Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Debevoise & Plimpton; Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

DEVON ENERGY CORP. Acquisition of OCEAN ENERGY INC.

Description: Devon Energy Corp., of Oklahoma City, Okla., acquires Houston-based Ocean Energy Inc., in a deal valued at about $5.3 billion. Completed in April.

Counsel for Devon: In-house; Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw; Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell

Counsel for Ocean: In-house; Vinson & Elkins; Debevoise & Plimpton

ENTERPRISE PRODUCTS PARTNERS Merger with GULFTERRA ENERGY PARTNERS

Description: Enterprise Products Partners of Houston to merge with GulfTerra Energy Partners, also based in Houston, in a cash and stock deal valued at about $4.9 billion, including $1.7 billion in assumed debt. The deal creates a new partnership that retains the Enterprise name. Pending.

Counsel for Enterprise: In-house; Vinson & Elkins; Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Counsel for GulfTerra: In-house; Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld; Dewey Ballantine

Counsel for El Paso Corp., which owns a majority interest in GulfTerra: In-house; Andrews Kurth

FEDEX CORP. Acquisition of KINKO’S INC.

Description: FedEx Corp., based in Memphis, acquires Dallas-based Kinko’s Inc. for $2.4 billion in cash. Closed in February 2004.

Counsel for FedEx: In-house; Davis Polk & Wardwell; Latham & Watkins

Counsel for Kinko’s: In-house; Debevoise & Plimpton; Jones Day; Sullivan & Cromwell

SOUTHERN UNION CO. Acquisition of CMS PANHANDLE COMPANIES

Description: Southern Union Co., of Wilkes-Barre, Pa., acquires Houston-based CMS Panhandle Companies from CMS Energy Corp., of Dearborn, Mich., in a deal valued at about $1.8 billion. Completed in June.

Counsel for CMS Panhandle: Dewey Ballantine; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom; Baker Botts

Counsel for Southern Union: Sullivan & Cromwell

BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY INC. Acquisition of McLANE CO. INC.

Description: McLane Co. Inc., of Temple, is acquired by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc., of Omaha, Neb., in a deal valued at about $1.5 billion. McLane had been a wholly owned subsidiary of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Completed in May

Counsel to McLane: Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz

USA INTERACTIVE Acquisition of HOTELS.COM

Description: USA Interactive, of New York, acquires the shares of Dallas-based Hotels.com it didn’t already own in a stock-for-stock transaction valued at about $1.1 billion. Completed in June

Counsel for USA Interactive: In-house; Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz

Counsel for Hotels.com: In-house; Sayles, Lidji & Werbner; Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld; King & Spalding

LONE STAR FUNDS Acquisition of Majority Share of KOREA EXCHANGE BANK

Description: Lone Star Funds, an investment firm based in Dallas, acquires a 51 percent share in Korea Exchange Bank in a deal valued at about $1.1 billion. Completed in October.

Counsel for Lone Star Funds: Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom; Kim & Chang; Simmons & Simmons; Minter Ellison

Counsel for Korea Exchange Bank: Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld; Shin & Kim; Bryan Cave

ENERGY TRANSFER CO. Combines With HERITAGE PROPANE PARTNERS LP

Description: Dallas’ Energy Transfer Partners Co. combines operations with Heritage Propane Partners, of Tulsa, Okla., in a deal valued at about $980 million. Closed in January 2004.

Counsel for Energy Transfer: Andrews Kurth; Mayer, Brown, Rose & Maw

Counsel for Heritage Propane: Latham & Watkins

TEXAS PACIFIC GROUP INC. Acquisition of KRATON POLYMERS GROUP OF COMPANIES

Description: Texas Pacific Group, the private investment partnership in Fort Worth, acquires Houston’s Kraton Polymers Group of Companies from Ripplewood Holdings, of New York, and other investors, in a deal valued at $770 million. Closed in December.

Counsel for Texas Pacific: Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton; Latham & Watkins

Counsel for Kraton: Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Sources: Thomson Financial; In-House Texas ‘ “New Deals” column; The New York Law Journal , corporate Web sites.

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