Awards & Recognition

Weil Ranks in Top 5 for M&A Across the Globe in 2013 Year-End League Tables

— Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters
International law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP ranked among the top five law firms for mergers and acquisitions in multiple categories on the 2013 year-end league tables, recently released by both Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters. All rankings below reflect total value of deals announced from January 1, 2013 through December 31, 2013.

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.

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