Mergers & Acquisitions Activity: 2015 Year-End Roundup by Paul | Weiss
Figures 1, 3 and 4 were compiled using data from Dealogic, and are for the broader Mergers & Acquisitions market, including mergers of any value involving public and/or private entities. Figure 2 was compiled using data from FactSet MergerMetrics, and is limited to mergers involving public U.S. targets announced during the period indicated and valued at $100 million or higher regardless of whether a definitive merger agreement was reached and filed or withdrawn. All data is as of January 4, 2016 unless otherwise specified. Data obtained from Dealogic and FactSet MergerMetrics has not been reviewed for accuracy by Paul, Weiss.
Mergers & Acquisitions Activity
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The Paul, Weiss M&A Group consists of 30 partners and over 100 counsel and associates based in New York, Washington, Wilmington, London, Toronto, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Beijing. The firm’s Corporate Department consists of 60 partners and more than 200 counsel and associates. Our M&A Group is among the most experienced and active in the world. We represent publicly traded and privately held companies, leading private equity firms, hedge funds, financial advisors, and other financial institutions and investors in their most important mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and other strategic transactions.
Our expertise advising corporations and private investors in a broad range of sophisticated transactions enables us to identify new opportunities for our clients to realize value. We have particular experience in guiding clients as they engage in proxy battles, company-altering and market consolidating transactions or capital markets transactions.
Recent highlights include: advising Time Warner Cable in its $78.7 billion merger with Charter Communications (pending); representing Automatic Data Processing in its $5 billion spin-off of ADP Dealer Services, now called CDK Global; advising Encana in its $7.1 billion acquisition of Athlon Energy; advising EXOR in its $6.9 billion unsolicited cash bid for PartnerRe (pending); representing NorthStar Realty Finance in its $4 billion acquisition of Griffin-American Healthcare REIT II; advising Platform Specialty Products in its $2.3 billion acquisition of Alent; and representing Grupo Salinas in its $2.5 billion sale of Iusacell to AT&T.
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