January 08, 2014
The Firm’s top five rankings include:
- #4 in Global M&A (Bloomberg) – with approximately $272 billion in announced transaction value and 11.7% market share – an increase of almost 50% over the same period last year;
- #4 in US M&A (Bloomberg) – with approximately $261 billion in announced transaction value and 21.3% market share – an increase of almost 60% over the same period last year; and
- #4 in UK M&A (Bloomberg) – with approximately $136 billion in announced transaction value and 36% market share – an increase of over 250% over the same period last year.
Major transactions announced in 2013 on which the Firm is advising include General Electric’s $18.1 billion sale to Comcast of its remaining 49 percent stake in NBCUniversal and associated real estate; AMR’s approximately $18 billion merger with US Airways Group; TPG Capital’s and DLJ Merchant Banking Partners’ $4.1 billion sale of their share in Grohe Group to Lixil Corp.; Edwards Group’s $1.6 billion sale to Atlas Copco A.B.; Health Management Associates’ $7.6 billion sale to Community Health Systems; Oracle in both its $1.5 billion acquisition of Responsys and its $1.7 billion acquisition of Acme Packet; American Realty Capital Trust IV’s $3.1 billion sale to American Realty Capital Properties; Apache Corporation’s $3.1 billion sale of a 33% stake in its Egypt oil and gas business to, and forming a joint venture with, Sinopec International Petroleum Exploration and Production Corporation; Baring Private Equity Asia, as a leader of a consortium, in the consortium's $2.8 billion take-private bid for Giant Interactive Group Inc.; and Thomas H. Lee Partners in its $1.1 billion acquisition of CompuCom Systems.
Bloomberg’s 2013 M&A Advisory League Tables and Thomson Reuters’ Full Year 2013 Mergers & Acquisitions Review cover the top-performing legal advisors around the world and include details on a broad array of deal types across global regions and industry sectors, including M&A, divestitures, spin-offs, and joint ventures.