Jones Day captures #1 M&A ranking for 61st quarter in a row

Friday, January 15, 2016 - 16:28

Jones Day ranked #1 worldwide for number of deals in both the Thomson Reuters and Bloomberg M&A league tables for the fourth quarter of 2015 and the full year, maintaining a position the Firm has held for 61 consecutive calendar quarters.

Among the more than 400 transactions on which Jones Day lawyers advised in 2015 were Marathon's $20 billion acquisition of MarkWest Energy PartnersNewell Rubbermaid's $15.4 billion acquisition of Jarden CorporationProcter & Gamble's $12.5 billion divestiture of its beauty brands to Coty, and Southern's $12 billion acquisition of AGL Resources.

"2015 was obviously a terrific year for M&A across a wide spectrum of industries. Despite recent volatility in the capital markets, we expect 2016 to be even better, " said Bob Profusek, leader of Jones Day's global M&A Practice. "We are honored that our clients continue to turn to us for complex, transformational transactions around the world."

Jones Day is a global law firm with 42 offices in major centers of business and finance throughout the world. Its unique governance system fosters an unparalleled level of integration and contributes to its perennial ranking as among the best in the world in client service. Jones Day provides significant legal representation for almost half of theFortune 500, Fortune Global 500, and FT Global 500.