CF's 2004 Deals of the Year
Corporate Finance is pleased to announce the winners for its 2004 Deals of the Year, with Calpine Generating Company's $2.4 billion issuance taking top spot in the best overall/US debt category.
Bob Kelly, Calpine's CFO, tells CF that the initial debt deal was like ?trying to build a house starting at the roof,? as his finance team subsequently went on to repackage and relaunch the deal within a fortnight. Corporate Finance tells Kelly's story, and many others, as it interviews the corporates, the banks, the lawyers and tax advisors to provide an in-depth picture of the most interesting transactions of 2004 for its Deals of the Year awards.
CF's Deals of the Year 2004
Best overall/best US debt deal ? Calpine Generating Company
Best European debt deal ? Vivendi Universal
Best Asian debt deal ? SK Telecom
Best overall/best European equity deal ? PagesJaunes
Best US equity deal ? Google
Best Asian equity deal ? J-Power
Best overall/best US loan ? Celanese
Best European loan ? Vaillant Group
Best Asian loan ? Wynn Resorts Macau
Best overall/ best European M&A ? Aventis/Sanofi
Best US M&A deal ? Cingular/AT&T
Best Asian M&A deal ? Anheuser Busch/Harbin