Daily News: October 9, 2014

Jones Day Earns #1 M&A Ranking

Jones Day ranked #1 globally in the Thomson Reuters and Bloomberg M&A league tables for the third quarter of 2014, maintaining a position it has held for 14 years in a row.

Thomson Reuters ranked the Firm #1 for announced deals worldwide for 336 deals. Bloomberg credited Jones Day with 313 deals globally.

Jones Day’s M&A team has worked on more than 400 M&A transactions so far this year, including Reynolds American’s $27.6 billion acquisition of Lorillard, SAP’s $8.3 billion acquisition of Concur Technologies, Monster Beverage’s long-term realignment with Coca-Cola involving a net payment of $2.15 billion, Procter & Gamble’s $2.9 billion sale of its pet business to Mars, Flint Hills’ $2.1 billion acquisition of PetroLogistics LP, NRG Yield’s $2.5 billion acquisition of the Alta wind facility, Essilor’s $1.7 billion buyout of 51 percent interest in Transitions Optical, Marathon Petroleum’s $2.9 billion acquisition of Hess’ retail marketing business, and MediaTek’s $3.8 billion acquisition of MStar Semiconductor.