Just a few years ago, Chinese companies had been the top acquisition targets of foreign investors. Now, many of them are buyers and on an overseas shopping spree. China outbound transactions recorded a 64.4% growth in
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There were 70 new law firm mergers and acquisitions in 2008, according to a new report from the legal management consulting firm Altman Weil Inc. While the pace of the deals slowed during the third and fourth
Norton Rose is advising Gernany's RWE, Europe's fifth-largest utility, on its planned acquisition of Dutch peer Essent's production and delivery assets for 8.2 billion euros ($11 billion), RWE's biggest acquisition ever.
German independent Oppenhoff & Partner has continued to develop its international profile by instructing NYSE-listed business Johnson Controls on its purchase of companies owned by German Freudenberg Group. Johnson
Bonelli Erede Pappalardo (BEP), Pavesi Gitti Verzoni and d’Urso Gatti have completed the largest Italian M&A deal in 2008. BEP partners Roberto Pistorelli and Barbara Napolitano, together with Gregorio Gitti and
Linklaters was hired to advise on four of the 10 biggest mergers and acquisitions in 2008, leading the M&A league table published by Bloomberg today. In the smallest deal market in four years, total announced mergers and
Ashurst has redeployed three corporate and three finance junior associates to its energy, transport and infrastructure team as the transactional side of its business has slowed down.
In November China’s Ministry of Commerce (Mofcom) waved through InBev’s $52bn acquisition of Anheuser-Busch. However, in a single-page ruling, Mofcom also imposed a number of unanticipated restrictions that will
Norton Rose is advising HSBC on the purchase of Indonesian lender Bank Ekonomi for $608m. Lovells was handed a role by the sellers, a group of Indonesian private investors.
Mergermarket's st Q3 M&A league tables showed that for the first three quarters of 2008 Mallesons had slightly more deal volume (55) than Freehills (53), while Bloomberg's results showed Freehills (103) was significantly
Linklaters and Cleary Gottlieb Hamilton & Steen have scored the mandates to represent Merrill Lynch and Bank of America respectively, advising them on all non-US aspects of the $50bn (£28bn) takeover which will create
Figures produced by Mergermarket show the extent of the downturn in real estate M&A over the last year, with Europe seeing only 42 real estate transactions, and UK just eight deals during the first half of this year...
Allen & Overy has bagged the lead instruction advising struggling mortgage lender HBOS in its reported merger talks with Lloyds TSB. Linklaters is understood to be assisting Lloyds on the reported talks, with
Elite US firms Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz and Shearman & Sterling have taken the lead advisory roles on the $50bn all-stock sale of banking giant Merrill Lynch to Bank of America.
With a total US$35.1bn worth of deals, Allens Arthur Robinson has topped the Thomson Reuters legal advisory table for work in M&A transactions for the first eight months of the year. Freehills came in second, down