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Weil Wins 2014 Corporate Practice of the Year Award for M&A

Weil has been honored for having the strongest mergers and acquisitions practice in California. The Firm was named the winner of The Recorder’s first-ever Corporate Practice of the Year Award for M&A following an extensive review by the California-based legal, business, and technology publication.

The Recorder selected Weil as the recipient of the 2014 award after conducting interviews with both clients and firm representatives, and examining the depth and scope of Weil’s M&A practice, the novelty and creativity of the Firm’s work, as well as its handling of cost and time constraints.

In a recent article honoring Weil, The Recorder featured a string of high-profile accomplishments by our M&A team in Silicon Valley.

Weil’s M&A group was also recognized for its significant work for Oracle, including on its $1.5 billion acquisition of cloud-based marketing software company Responsys, its $2 billion purchase of sharing product Acme Packet, and its $871 million acquisition of marketing software vendor Eloqua.

The publication noted that Weil has continued to advise on a series of highly significant deals in 2014, such as in Facebook’s $16 billion acquisition of WhatsApp, the “largest Internet deal since 2000 and the largest venture-backed deal in history,” along with Lenovo's $2.9 billion acquisition of Motorola Mobility, RF Micro Devices' $1.6 billion merger with TriQuint Semiconductor, and Synopsys’ $375 million acquisition of Coverity.

Award recipients will be honored at a dinner and ceremony at The City Club of San Francisco on September 9, 2014.

Learn more about Weil’s M&A practice.