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The following deals were announced in 2007: TXU CORP. GOES PRIVATE IN BUYOUT Description:An investor group led by private equity firms Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. of New York and TPG of Fort Worth took Dallas-based utility TXU Corp. private in a $32 billion deal. Others in the investors’ group are GS Capital Partners, Citigroup Inc., Lehman Brothers Inc. and Morgan Stanley, all of New York. Closed in October 2007. Counsel for TXU:In-house; Sullivan & Cromwell; Dewey Ballantine; Kirkland & Ellis Counsel for TXU board committee:Cravath, Swaine & Moore Counsel for investor group:In-house at KKR, TPG, and GS Capital Partners; Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Vinson & Elkins; Covington & Burling; Hunton & Williams; Stroock & Stroock & Lavan; Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson; McDermott Will & Emery; Baker Botts; Davis Polk & Wardwell BASELL HOLDINGS Acquisition of LYONDELL CHEMICAL CO. Description:Basell Holdings, a chemicals company privately owned by Access Industries of New York, acquired Lyondell Chemical Co., of Houston, in a deal valued at about $18.8 billion. Closed in December 2007. Counsel for Basell:Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom Counsel for Lyondell:In-house; Baker Botts; Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson; Dorsey & Whitney TRANSOCEAN INC. Acquisition of GLOBALSANTAFE CORP. Description:Transocean Inc. acquired GlobalSantaFe Corp., both Houston-based drillers, in a deal valued at $17.4 billion. Closed in November 2007. Counsel for Transocean:Baker Botts; Latham & Watkins Counsel for GlobalSantaFe:Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom NATIONAL OILWELL VARCO INC. Acquisition of GRANT PRIDECO INC. Description:National Oilwell Varco Inc. of Houston acquired Grant PrideCo. Inc., another Houston-based oilfield services company, in a deal valued at about $7.5 billion. Closed in April 2008. Counsel to National Oilwell VarcIn-house; Andrews Kurth; Latham & Watkins Counsel to Grant PrideCIn-house; Fulbright & Jaworski; Cravath, Swaine & Moore; Alston & Bird COMMUNITY HEALTH SYSTEMS INC. Acquisition of TRIAD HOSPITALS INC. Description:Community Health Systems Inc., of Franklin, Tenn., acquired Plano’s Triad Hospitals Inc., for about $6.8 billion, including assumption of about $1.7 billion in debt. Closed in July 2007. Counsel for Community Health:In-house; Kirkland & Ellis; Proskauer Rose; Cravath, Swain & Moore Counsel for Triad:In-house; Dewey Ballantine; Debevoise & Plimpton; Davis Polk & Wardwell Counsel for Triad board committee:Baker Botts MARATHON OIL CORP. Acquisition of WESTERN OIL SANDS INC. Description:Marathon Oil Corp., of Houston, acquired Western Oil Sands Inc., of Calgary, Alberta, for about $6.2 billion in cash, stock and assumed debt. Closed in October 2007 Counsel for Marathon:In-house; Baker Botts; Bennett Jones; Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson Counsel for Western Oil Sands:In-house; Macleod Dixon; Blake, Cassels & Graydon; Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison MORGAN STANLEY REAL ESTATE Acquisition of CRESCENT REAL ESTATE EQUITIES CO. Description:Morgan Stanley Real Estate acquired Fort Worth’s Crescent Real Estate Equities Co. for $6.5 billion. Closed in August 2007. Counsel for Morgan Stanley:Jones Day; Goodwin Procter Counsel for Crescent:In-house; Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman GERDAU AMERISTEEL CORP. Acquisition of CHAPARRAL STEEL CO. Description:Tampa-based mini-mill steel producer Gerdau Ameristeel Corp. acquired Chaparral Steel Co., of Midlothian, in a deal valued at about $4.2 billion. Closed in September 2007. Counsel for Gerdau:Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Torys; Hengeler Mueller Counsel for Chaparral:Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz; Sullivan & Cromwell PLAINS EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION CO. Acquisition of POGO PRODUCING CO Description:Plains Exploration and Production Co., of Houston, acquired Houston-based Pogo Producing Co., for about $3.8 billion in cash and stock. Closed in November 2007 Counsel for Plains:In-house; Andrews Kurth Counsel for PogIn-house; Baker Botts; Dorsey & Whitney SIEMENS AUTOMATION & DRIVES GROUP Acquisition of UGS CORP. Description:Siemens Automation & Drives Group, a German company, acquired Plano-based UGS Corp., a software company, for $3.5 billion. Closed in May 2007. Counsel for Siemens:Shearman & Sterling Counsel for UGS:Willkie Farr & Gallagher; Stikeman Elliott Sources: Thomson Financial;In-House Texas ‘ “New Deals” column;The American Lawyer ‘s “Big Deals” column; corporate press releases

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