January 03, 2013
Weil placed among the top five firms for 2012 in each of the major geographical regions in Bloomberg’s Global Mergers & Acquisitions rankings, based on total deal volume. Results are included below.
Global: Weil ranked #4 in Global Announced Deals with approximately $184 billion in total deal value and ranked #5 in Global Announced Deals – Counsel to Principals with $164 billion in total deal value.
United States: Weil ranked #2 in US Announced Deals with approximately $166 billion in total deal value and ranked #3 in US Announced Deals – Counsel to Principals with approximately $146 billion in total deal value.
Europe: Weil ranked #5 in European Announced Deals – Counsel to Principals with approximately $76 billion in total deal value.
Asia: Weil ranked #5 in Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan) Announced Deals with approximately $29 billion in total deal value.
Weil has handled significant deals across many of the most active industries and throughout the U.S., Europe and Asia-Pacific. Some representative major deals from the last year include: Access Industries’ and Renova’s sale of their stake in the Russian oil joint venture, TNK-BP, to Rosneft – creating the world’s largest public oil producer as part of Russia’s largest-ever takeover; McMoRan’s $3.4 billion sale to Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold (as part of a $20 billion three-way merger through which Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold will also acquire Plains Exploration & Production Company); Lincare Holdings Inc.'s $4.6 billion acquisition by Linde Group of Germany; Leucadia in its strategic combination with Jefferies Group, a deal that has a total equity value of approximately $3.7 billion; Titanium Metal’s $2.9 billion sale to Precision Castparts Corp.; Medicis Pharmaceutical Corporation’s $2.6 billion sale to Valeant Pharmaceuticals; Riverbed Technology Inc.’s $1 billion acquisition of OPNET Technologies; and General Electric Company's $535 million acquisition of a 15% stake in China XD.