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Top 10 Mergers of 2006

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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
                                  Copper & Gold

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