IFLR1000 Deals of the Month are a selection of complex, innovative or uncommon transactions (for the market concerned) from around the world that closed or were announced in the relevant month.

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Thermo Fisher $11.5 billion acquisition of QIAGEN

Thermo Fisher's protracted cross-border, public takeover of Qiagen saw it fight off various competing bids.



Bank of China dual-currency (HK$4 billion 1.95% and MUP1 billion 1.90%) senior SMEs social bond issue

The first social bond sale by a Chinese issuer in the international capital markets to help SMEs amid Covid-19.



Luminor Bank €500 million 0.01% covered bond issue

Luminor Bank's debut covered bond was the first issued under Estonian law.


Western Europe

Will Towers Watson / Aon merger

Ireland's largest M&A deal of 2020 at the time of publishing, the combination will create the largest insurance broker in the world.


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