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News Oct 26, 2018

Shearman & Sterling Outperforms in M&A Deal Activity

As of the end of the third quarter this year, Shearman & Sterling worked on 279 M&A transactions valued at $540.2 billion. This represents a 20.3 percent increase in terms of deal volume and a 54.8 percent increase in deal value compared to the same period in 2017. These figures include deals that have not yet been completed.

This shows that we are outperforming the overall market. The number of global M&A transactions recorded in the same period declined 9 percent, while deal value is up 37 percent.

Here are some M&A ranking highlights on our outstanding performance in the year up to the end of the third quarter:

Global

  • Ranked 5th in Worldwide Completed Deals (by value) with $261.2 billion and 132 deals with an 11.5 percent market share by Thomson Reuters

United States

  • Ranked 5th in U.S. Target Completed Deals (by value) with $173.6 billion and 60 deals with a 16.6 percent market share by Thomson Reuters
  • Ranked 6th in Any U.S. Involvement Completed (by value) with $193.6 billion and 72 deals with a 15.0 percent market share by Thomson Reuters
  • Ranked 6th in Any U.S. Public Involvement Completed (by value) with $182.6 billion and 36 deals with a 17.4 percent market share by Thomson Reuters

Europe

  • Ranked 3rd in European Announced Deals (by value) with $109.5 billion and 56 deals with a 11.2 percent market share by Bloomberg
  • Ranked 4th in U.K. Announced Deals (by value) with $73.4 billion and 17 deals with a 17.0 percent market share by Bloomberg
  • Ranked 4th in Any European Involvement Completed (by value) with $162.6 billion and 52 deals with a 20.2 percent market share by Thomson Reuters
  • Ranked 7th in Germany League Table (by value) with $28.6 billion and 20 deals by Mergermarket
  • Ranked 8th in Any French Completed Deals (by value) with $30.6 billion and 11 deals with a 20.1 percent market share by Thomson Reuters
  • Ranked 10th in Italian Announced Deals (by deal count) with $2.2 billion and 13 deals with a 4.2 percent market share by Bloomberg

Asia

  • Ranked 2nd in Any Chinese Announced Deals (by value) with $32.3 billion and 8 deals with a 6.9 percent market share by Thomson Reuters
  • Ranked 4th in Any Asian (Ex-Japan) Announced Deals (by value) with $35.8 billion and 19 deals with a 4.7 percent market share by Thomson Reuters
  • Ranked 7th in Any Japanese Completed Deals (by deal count) with $7.7 billion and 16 deals with a 0.8 percent market share by Thomson Reuters
  • Ranked 10th in South East Asian Announced Deals (by deal count) with $1.2 billion and 6 deals with a 1.1 percent market share by Bloomberg

Other

  • Ranked 1st in Any Middle East & North African Involvement Completed (by value) with $7.5 billion and 17 deals with a 23.8 percent market share by Thomson Reuters 
  • Ranked 1st in Any Middle East & North African Involvement Completed (by deal count) with $7.5 billion and 17 deals with a 3.9 percent market share by Thomson Reuters
  • Ranked 2nd in Any Middle East & North African Involvement Announced (by deal count) with $11.2 billion and 17 deals with a 2.6 percent market share by Thomson Reuters