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Top 10 Mergers of 2006

The top 10 global mergers and buyout deals of the year by value, according to research firm Dealogic.

TARGET BUYER DEAL VALUE

BellSouth AT&T $83.4 billion

Endesa E.ON $66.1 billion

Gaz de France Suez $43.1 billion

Arcelor SA Mittal Steel $39.5 billion

Sanpaolo IMI Banca Intesa $37.7 billion

Equity Office Blackstone Gp $36.0 billion
Properties Trust

HCA Bain Capital, $32.7 billion
Kohlberg Kravis
Roberts & Co.,
Merrill Lynch Global
Private Equity

Norsk Hydro Statoil ASA $28.9 billion

Caremark RX Express Scripts $27.2 billion

Phelps Dodge Freeport-McMoran $25.8 billion
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