Daily News: July 15, 2014

Jones Day Earns Top M&A Ranking

Jones Day ranked No. 1 globally in the Thomson Reuters and Bloomberg M&A league tables for the second quarter of 2014, maintaining a position it has held every single calendar quarter since year-end 2000.

Jones Day led all law firms for number of completed deals worldwide in the Q2 2014 M&A rankings released by Thomson Reuters. The firm received credit from Thomson for 195 completed deals. Thomson also ranked the firm #1 for announced deals worldwide with 219 deals.

In the Bloomberg league tables, which are based on announced transactions, Jones Day ranked #1 for number of worldwide deals with U.S. involvement and French involvement. Of all the league tables published by Bloomberg for Q2, the firm ranked #1 in four and appeared in the top 10 in 15 of the 18 total.

Jones Day’s M&A team worked on more than 200 announced M&A transactions last quarter, including Marathon Petroleum’s $2.9 billion acquisition of Hess Retail; 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; and Fitness Capital Partners’ $1.9 billion acquisition of 24 Hour Fitness, among others.

Jones Day is a global law firm with 41 offices in major centers of business and finance throughout the world.