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Shortlist for CF's Deals of the Year 2004

The nominations for CF's Deals of the Year 2004 have been submitted and the final shortlist has been forwarded to our judges:



Shortlist for CF's Deals of the Year 2004 ? Corporate Treasury Nominations Debt

US - Calpine Generating Company, GSK, Wal Mart, Telecom Italia

European - Network Rail, Vivendi, TUI, Autostrade, KPN, Celanese, Gazprom

Asia - SK Telecom, Kexim, Panva Gas, Telekom Malaysia


US - Google, General Electric, Freescale Semiconductor

European ? France Telecom, Belgacom, CSR, EIRCOM, Halfords, Pages Jaunes

Asia - Ping An, J-Power, Reliance Energy, Tata, ONGC


US - RBS-Charter One, Sony-MGM, Cingular-AT&T, JC/Eckerd

European - Aventis-Synthelabo, Abbey-Santander, Blackstone-Celanese, Morrisons-Safeway, Cemex-RMC, Ambev-Interbrew

Asia - Anheuser-Busch-Harbin Brewery, Softbank-Japan Telecom, Hynix Semiconductor, Shanghai Auto-Ssangyong Motor, Singapore Power-TXU Australia


US - Refco, Warner Music Group, General Growth Properties, Celanese, AmEx, Texas Genco

European - Bacardi, Debenhams, Suez, Invensys, Vaillant

Asia ? Sony, Optimal, Wynn Resorts Macau

For further details on all the deals, please see below:

Debt - US


Calpine Generating Company, $2.405 billion, March 12 2004.

Bookrunner: Morgan Stanley.

Largest high yield offering of 2004; a complex commodity derivative added enhancing the overall credit and addressing investors' concerns; floating rate structure and multi-tranched loans and notes maximized the investor base between loan investors, hedge funds and traditional high yield money managers.

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