Latham Tops M&A League Tables in Europe

Refinitiv also places the firm at the head of the pack by deal value in Germany and Spain in the first quarter of 2019.

April 03, 2019

Latham & Watkins ranks #1 by deal value for European M&A in the first quarter of 2019, according to the latest legal advisor rankings published by Refinitiv, a global provider of financial markets data formerly published by Thomson Reuters. Refinitiv reported that Latham advised on 36 transactions worth more than US$38 billion. 

Latham also topped the table by deal value in Germany and tied for first in Spain, advising on many of the most significant private equity and corporate transactions, including:

  • Representing Hellman & Friedman and Blackstone in the acquisition of Scout24, the largest European buyout of 2019 to date 
  • Advising ZF Friedrichshafen AG on the US$7 billion acquisition of WABCO, the largest international acquisition by a European company 
  • Advising a consortium composed of funds advised by Triton, and a wholly owned subsidiary of the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA), on the US$2.51 billion acquisition of IFCO

The rankings demonstrate Latham’s continued track record in a significant number of large-scale transactions throughout Europe and around the world. In 2018, the firm handled more than US$618 billion in announced mergers and acquisitions transactions globally, representing principal entities or financial advisors in more than 500 public and private transactions.

Notice: We appreciate your interest in Latham & Watkins. If your inquiry relates to a legal matter and you are not already a current client of the firm, please do not transmit any confidential information to us. Before taking on a representation, we must determine whether we are in a position to assist you and agree on the terms and conditions of engagement with you. Until we have completed such steps, we will not be deemed to have a lawyer-client relationship with you, and will have no duty to keep confidential the information we receive from you. Thank you for your understanding.