Weil Receives Top Rankings in 2014 IFLR1000, Q3 Global M&A League Tables

Friday, October 18, 2013 - 15:53

Weil’s Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Funds, Private Equity, and Business Finance & Restructuring groups were each ranked Tier 1 in IFLR1000’s 2014 rankings. The firm also earned rankings in the Bank Lending, Debt and Equity, High-Yield, Structured Finance and Securitisation, Financial Services Regulatory, and Hedge Funds categories. In addition, Weil received rankings for 34 Leading Lawyers and 14 Rising Stars for a total of 48 attorneys ranked in the United States, more than any other firm.

The IFLR1000 rankings are focused on corporate finance and transactional law, and are based on extensive independent research. The publication relies on peer review and client interviews, among other sources of research.

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Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP ranked among the top five law firms for mergers and acquisitions in multiple categories on third quarter league tables published by Bloomberg and Mergermarket. All rankings below reflect total value of deals announced from January 1, 2013 through September 30, 2013.

The firm’s top five rankings include:

  • #4 in Global M&A (Bloomberg) – with $239.2 billion in transactions and 13.9 percent market share
  • #3 in US M&A (Mergermarket) – with $234.7 billion in transactions, an increase of almost 200 percent over the same period last year
  • #4 in UK M&A (Bloomberg) – with $135.7 billion in transactions and 43.7 percent market share
  • #5 in Cross Border M&A (Bloomberg) – with $155.2 billion in transactions and 19.4 percent market share

Major transactions announced in the third quarter on which the Firm is advising include Applied Materials’ $29 billion merger with Japan-based Tokyo Electron Ltd.; 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.; and Health Management Associates’ $7.6 billion sale to Community Health Systems.

Bloomberg’s 2013 3rd Quarter M&A Advisory League Tables and Mergermarket’s Q1-Q3 M&A Trend Report 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.