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Morrison & Foerster Continues Success in Asia M&A League Tables

22 Jan 2018

MergerMarket, Bloomberg, and Thomson Reuters each ranked Morrison & Foerster at the top of the Japan charts in their annual 2017 global M&A league tables. Key rankings include:

  • #1 by deal value among all law firms in Japan. – Mergermarket
  • #1 by deal volume among all law firms in Japan. – Bloomberg
  • #1 by (announced) deal value among all law firms in Japan.  – Thomson Reuters

Our work in the region in 2017 included representing Toshiba Corporation on the $18 billion sale of its wholly owned subsidiary, Toshiba Memory Corporation, to a consortium led by Bain Capital. The transaction is reported to be the largest Japanese M&A deal since 2011 and the largest private equity deal ever in Asia.

We also advised Hitachi, Ltd. in its $1.245 billion acquisition of the Sullair brand air compressor manufacture and sale business from Accudyne Industries. In addition, we represented Softbank Group and Softbank Vision Fund in their $4.4 billion investment in WeWork Companies, a provider of an extensive network of shared workspaces.

Bloomberg also ranked Morrison & Foerster as the number one law firm for private equity deal value in the Asia-Pacific region, and the number six firm for announced M&A deals by volume in APAC ex Japan. 

Bloomberg also ranked the firm among the top 10 law firms by announced value in China, Hong Kong, and Southeast Asia.

The annual league table rankings represent the top legal and financial advisors across a variety of deal types, regions, and industry sectors. 



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