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Jones Day earns #1 M&A ranking for 64 consecutive quarters

October 2016

Jones Day ranked #1 worldwide for number of deals in both the Thomson Reuters and Bloomberg M&A league tables for the third quarter of 2016, maintaining a position the Firm has held for 16 years. 

Jones Day's continued dominance by worldwide deal count reflects our global footprint and our extensive deal work on complex transactions large and small. We draw upon our "One Firm Worldwide" approach to provide clients with coordinated advice in a broad range of disciplines in major markets.  

Among the transactions on which the Firm's M&A Practice advised in the first nine months of 2016 are: 

  • PotashCorp's $38 billion merger-of-equals with Agrium 
  • Newell Rubbermaid's $16 billion acquisition of Jarden Corporation  
  • Linear Technology's $14.8 billion sale to Analog Devices  
  • Sherwin-Williams' $11.3 billion acquisition of Valspar  
  • A sovereign wealth fund's participation in the consortium acquiring Australian rail and ports operator Asciano for A$9.05 billion (US$6.75 billion) by way of a scheme of arrangement  
  • Reynolds American's $5 billion sale of the international rights to the Natural American Spirit brand name and associated trademarks 
  • FirstMerit's $3.4 billion sale to Huntington Bancshares  
  • Intersil's $3.2 billion sale to Renesas Electronics
  • Hermes Microvision's NT$100 billion ($3.1 billion) sale to ASML Holding NV    
  • Procter & Gambles' $2.9 billion sale of its Duracell personal power business to Berkshire Hathaway 
  • Cintas' $2.2 billion acquisition of G&K Services 
  • Galenica's $1.53 billion acquisition of Relypsa 
  • AGIC Capital and consortium's €925 million ($1.05 billion) acquisition of KraussMaffei Group from Onex Corporation 
  • Fisterra Energy's sale of Ventika to IEnova in Mexico 
  • Hope Construction Materials' sale to Breedon Aggregates in the U.K. 
  • RPC Group's acquisition of Global Closure Systems  
  • naviHealth, a Cardinal Health company, acquires Curaspan Health Group 
  • Wendy's joint venture in Brazil to open restaurants in Sao Paulo 
  • Hyster-Yale Materials' indirect acquisition of Bolzoni by way of mandatory tender offer in Italy 
  • ConAgra Food's joint venture between Lamb Weston/Meijer and Belaya Dacha to construct and operate the first of its kind potato processing plant in Russia  
  • CSW Industrials' settlement in a proxy contest initiated by Newtyn Management. 

Jones Day is a global law firm with 44 offices in major centers of business and finance throughout the world. Its unique governance system fosters an unparalleled level of integration and contributes to its perennial ranking as among the best in the world in client service. Jones Day provides significant legal representation for almost half of the Fortune 500, Fortune Global 500, and FT Global 500.

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