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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

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