JONES DAY #1 IN M&A

31 Oct, 2011

Jones Day ranks first in M&A for 44th quarter in a row

Jones Day ranked #1 globally in M&A league tables for the third quarter of 2011, maintaining a position it has held for 44 consecutive quarters.

Jones Day led all law firms for number of completed deals worldwide in the Q3 2011 M&A rankings released this month by Thomson Reuters. The Firm received credit from Thomson for 314 completed deals worldwide, surpassing the #2 firm by 76 deals. Thomson also ranked the Firm #1 for completed deals with U.S. targets with 166 deals. The Firm captured the #1 ranking in every published Thomson league table based on deal count.

In the Bloomberg league tables, which are based on announced transactions, Jones Day ranked #1 both for number of worldwide deals and for number of deals involving U.S. companies. Bloomberg published 23 rankings based on deal count. The Firm ranked #1 in seven of these and in the top 10 in 17 of the 23 total.

The Firm has maintained the #1 worldwide ranking for number of deals in both the Thomson and Bloomberg tables every quarter since year-end 2000.

Jones Day is a global law firm practicing in the major centres of business and finance throughout the world. Ranked among the world’s best and most integrated law firms, and perennially ranked among the best in client service, Jones Day acts as principal outside counsel to, or provides significant legal representation for, more than half of the Fortune Global 500 companies.

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