SOURCE: The M & A Advisor

October 20, 2008 15:13 ET

Prestigious Magnus Award Finalists Announced by the M&A Advisor

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - October 20, 2008) - Excellence in M&A transactions over $1 billion in deal size will be recognized at the 17th Annual Middle-Market Conference and 7th Annual Awards Gala on December 15th at the historic Hudson Theatre in NY.

"The Magnus Awards™ are awarded to the most elite players in the M&A field today," said Roger Aguinaldo, CEO and Publisher of the M&A Advisor. "This year we had a particularly exceptional pool of applicants and we are proud to announce the finalists."

There will be two different Magnus Awards™ given out at the gala, Deal of the Year and International Deal of the Year.

Finalists for Deal of the Year 2008 are as follows:

--  Clear Channel Communications' acquisition by Bain Capital and Thomas
    H. Lee Partners
    Nominated by Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
--  Hologic, Inc. acquires Cytyc Corporation
    Nominated by Brown Rudnick Berlack Israels LLP
--  Northwest Airlines Corporation Chapter 11 proceedings
    Nominated by Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
--  Inverness Medical Innovations acquires Biosite, Inc.
    Nominated by Covington Associates
--  GE Capital Solutions acquires Trustreet Properties, Inc.
    Nominated by Hogan & Hartson
--  ENI Acquires Dominion's Offshore Gulf of Mexico Assets
    Nominated by Bracewell & Giuliani LLP

Finalists for International Deal of the Year 2008 are:

--  Merger of Sapa AB's aluminum extrusion business with Alcoa Inc.'s soft
    alloy aluminum extrusion business
    Nominated by Duane Morris LLP
--  Mubadala Development Company (Abu Dhabi) investment in Carlyle Group
    Nominated by Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
--  Norilsk Nickel Group acquires LionOre Mining International Ltd.
    Nominated by Hogan & Hartson
--  Consolidation of the Petrochemical Assets of Unipar and Petrobras for
    the formation of a Petrochemical Corporation in Brazil's South-Eastern
    Nominated by Leoni Siqueira Advogados
--  Vimpelcom merger with Golden Telecom
    Nominated by Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
--  Flextronics International Ltd. Acquires Solectron Corporation
    Nominated by Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP

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