Daily News: January 27, 2015

Weil Ranks in Top Five of Global M&A League Tables


Weil ranked among the top five law firms for M&A in multiple categories and regions in the 2014 year-end league tables, recently released by Thomson Reuters, Bloomberg and mergermarket.

The firm’s top five rankings include:

#1 Global M&A, Completed (Thomson Reuters) – $407 billion, 16.6% of market share

#3 Global M&A, Announced (Thomson Reuters) – $413 billion, 11.9% of market share

#2 U.S. M&A, Announced (Thomson Reuters) – $384 billion, 20.3% of market share

#3 European M&A, Completed (Thomson Reuters) – $190 billion, 19.5% of market share

#3 UK M&A, Completed (Thomson Reuters) – $146 billion, 39.4% of market share

#5 France M&A, Announced ( Bloomberg ) – $28 billion, 11.4% of market share

#2 Poland M&A, Announced (mergermarket) – $1.3 billion

#1 U.S. Telecom M&A (Thomson Reuters) – $12 billion, 47.1% of market share

#2 High Technology M&A (Thomson Reuters) – $38 billion, 22.4% of market share

#3 Asia Pacific Telecom M&A (Thomson Reuters) – $3 billion, 23.7% of market share (excluding Japan)

#1 U.S. West M&A (mergermarket) – $177 billion

#1 Texas M&A (mergermarket, as reported by The Texas Lawbook) – $159 billion