San Francisco, July 31, 2006 – Morrison & Foerster’s corporate finance practice enjoyed a strong second quarter in deal activity, representing clients in securities and M&A transactions internationally totaling more than $28 billion.
Morrison & Foerster served as legal counsel on the following second quarter transactions:
M&A activity for the quarter was especially robust and well dispersed by industry. The firm represented clients in 11 separate technology deals, 9 real estate/REIT deals, and 6 engagements on behalf of biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and medical device companies. Other M&A segments covered included transactions in consumer products, financial services/banking, energy and natural resources, industrial manufacturing, media and entertainment, advanced materials and chemicals, and other professional services.
In addition to U.S. deals, the firm worked on M&A transactions in China, Australia, Hong Kong, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Israel, Mexico, and even Africa.
Among publicly announced and closed deals, the firm’s representations included:
Morrison & Foerster also managed key public and private offerings. Representative transactions included:
Acknowledging the firm as a leading U.S. legal advisor in equity and debt offerings and M&A transactions, the firm was ranked by Thomson Financial, Mergerstat, Bloomberg, and IPO Vital Signs in the following categories:
Top 5 (#4) U.S. Preferred Stock - Manager Legal Adviser
Top 15 (#12) U.S. Investment Grade Corporate Debt - Manager Legal Adviser
Top 20 Legal Advisor U.S. Target Completed Deals by Number of Deals
Top 20 Legal Advisor Any French Involvement Completed Deals by Value
Top 25 Legal Advisor Any Asia-Pacific (ex-Japan) Involvement Completed Deals by Value
Top 15 Legal Advisor Any Asia (ex-Japan) Involvement Completed Deals by Value
Top 15 U.S Advisor U.S. Announced Deals by Number of Deals YTD June 2006
Top 45 U.S. Advisor U.S. Announced Deals by Value YTD June 2006
Top 15 Legal Advisor U.S. Target/Seller U.S. Announced Deals by Number of Deals
Top 15 Legal Advisor China Announced Deals by Number of Deals
Top 20 Legal Advisor China Announced Deals by Value
IPO Vital Signs
Top 10 IPO Counsel (Issuer/Underwriter)
Top 10 IPO Underwriter’s Counsel
Top 30 IPO Issuer’s Counsel