2011 Year End M&A Summary Notes

Summary notes of significant M&A deals for entire 2011. It contains approximately 500 entries.  The list is not exhaustive, but I’ve attempted to capture significant deals, that are representative of the overall M&A activity.

The notes have been added incrementally as I came across the news, as a result tenses may be inconsistent (past/present – has/had/will/said/etc.).  They will remain as is (based on when I read about them) and will not be changed.

Download the 2011 mid-year notes free [no longer available].   The full year version is of the same format, see sample at bottom of post.

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FULL DISCLOSURE:  At time of this posting, I am long Disney (DIS), Wells Fargo (WFC), Berkshire Hathaway (BRK), Sanofi (SNY), Brookfield Office Properties (BPO), RioCan (REI.UN) , Coca-Cola (KO), McEwen Mining (MUX).

——— Sample / excerpt ———
• 2011-0112 = U.S. miner, Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. announced it is buying Montreal based Consolidated Thompson Iron Mines Ltd. for $4.9 billion as it strives to increase scale and expand its customer base beyond North America in the biggest iron-ore deal in Canadian history.
//• 2011-0112 = Lundin Mining and Inmet Mining have agreed to merge and create a  $9.1 billion (C$9 billion) copper producer.


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