Jones Day ranks #1 in M&A for 72nd quarter in a row
The global law firm Jones Day ranks #1 for number of deals worldwide in both the Thomson Reuters and Bloomberg M&A league tables for the first three quarters of 2018. The Firm has maintained the #1 ranking in both league tables every quarter since year-end 2000.
Deals announced in the first three quarters of 2018 on which Jones Day advised include:
- Marathon Petroleum in its $23.3 billion acquisition of Andeavor;
- Conagra Brands in its $10.9 billion acquisition of Pinnacle Foods;
- USG Corporation in its $7 billion acquisition by Gebr. Knauf;
- Southern Company in its $6.5 billion sale of certain Florida assets to NextEra Energy;
- Pátron Spirits in its acquisition by Bacardi valuing Pátron at $5.1 billion;
- Procter & Gamble in its $4.2 billion acquisition of Merck KGaA;
- Nutrien in its $4.1 billion sale of SQM A share investment to Tianqi Lithium;
- Newell Brands in its $2.3 billion sale of the Waddington Group to Novolex;
- American Greetings in its sale of a 60 percent ownership stake to Clayton, Dubilier & Rice;
- Oclaro in its $1.8 billion acquisition by Lumentum Holdings;
- MassMutual in its JPY104.2 billion sale of 85.1 percent of the shares of MassMutual Japan; and
- Arsenal Capital Partners on the sale of IGM Resins to Astorg.
Since 2000, Jones Day has done more M&A deals than any other law firm in the world. Jones Day's global footprint – the Firm has more than 400 M&A lawyers around the world in 18 countries – offers clients a distinctive set of capabilities for global transactions.
Jones Day is a global law firm with more than 2,500 lawyers in 43 offices across five continents. The Firm is distinguished by: a singular tradition of client service; the mutual commitment to, and the seamless collaboration of, a true partnership; formidable legal talent across multiple disciplines and jurisdictions; and shared professional values that focus on client needs