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JONES DAY: Jones Day ranks #1 in M&A for 71st quarter in a row

By Press release submission | Jul 15, 2018

Jones Day issued the following announcement on July 5.

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 half of 2018. The Firm has maintained the #1 ranking in both league tables every quarter since year-end 2000.

Deals announced in the first half 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; and

Oclaro in its $1.8 billion acquisition by Lumentum Holdings.

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.

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