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Kirkland, Latham shepherd EQT’s $35bn Equitrans gas merger

Last year’s top M&A firms lead as flurry of US oil and gas dealmaking continues

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Linklaters, Slaughters lead on Mondi’s £5bn DS Smith bid

Linklaters acts for Mondi in deal to create £10bn packaging giant as global M&A surges after 2023’s slump

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Clifford Chance, Slaughter and May lead on Nationwide’s proposed £2.9bn Virgin Money bid

Slaughters advises Nationwide on deal to create UK’s second-largest savings and mortgage provider as CC reps Virgin Money

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Global dealmakers expect M&A disputes to increase on economic, geopolitical woes

Berkeley Research Group survey shows that digital assets, energy and ESG will be key disputes areas in 2024

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Wachtell, Vinson & Elkins and Latham lead on Chord’s $11bn Enerplus merger

Canadian firms Goodmans and Blake Cassels & Graydon also advise as consolidation in US gas and oil industry continues apace

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Wachtell, Sullivan & Cromwell guide Capital One’s $35bn Discover acquisition

Biggest global M&A deal since start of 2024 continues rebound in megadeals following fallow 2023

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Wachtell, Paul Weiss and Vinson & Elkins shepherd Diamondback’s $26bn Endeavor acquisition

Wachtell acts for Diamondback on acquisition that will make it third-biggest producer in largest US oilfield

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Freshfields and Hogan Lovells advise on Barclays’ £600m Tesco Bank deal

Tesco to unload credit card, loan businesses to Barclays, with the two companies also entering into a 10-year distribution deal

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Global M&A set to rebound in 2024, study finds

Survey of senior executives by Norton Rose Fulbright and Mergermarket points to ‘more active global M&A market’

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Allen & Overy, Morrison Foerster guide WillScot’s $3.8bn McGrath acquisition

A&O reps WillScot as modular office lease company moves to expand presence across North America

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Roomba-maker names new GC, promotes CLO to interim CEO after Amazon M&A deal collapses

Tonya Drake is promoted to GC, while CLO Glen Weinstein will lead iRobot Corporation on interim basis

Cleary, Skadden and Goodwin chip in for Synopsys’ $35bn Ansys deal

Cleary acts for Synopsys as Skadden and Goodwin counsel Ansys in cash-and-stock deal that could attract regulatory scrutiny

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Wachtell, Skadden called in for Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s $14bn Juniper acquisition

Freshfields and Covington also advise on deal highlighting increased appetite for big ticket deals after slump in 2023

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Kirkland and Wachtell shepherd APA’s $4.5bn acquisition of oil rival Callon

M&A rankings leader Kirkland advises target Callon as energy sector consolidation continues apace

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Kirkland tops global 2023 M&A rankings ahead of Latham as dealmaking hits 10-year low

Deal value fell 17% in 2023 to $2.9trn with volume down 6% to 55,200

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Sidley and Latham sew up Coupang’s $500m Farfetch rescue deal

Sidley advises South Korea’s Coupang on its acquisition of troubled luxury e-commerce platform, advised by Latham

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Ropes & Gray, Milbank and Wachtell lead on $14.9bn US Steel acquisition

Milbank and Wachtell advise US Steel as Ropes & Gray counsels Japan’s Nippon Steel on its biggest acquisistion to date

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Skadden, Linklaters tuck into EG Group’s sale of 218 restaurants to KFC

Deal sees KFC buy all of Skadden-repped EG’s UK and Ireland KFC businesses

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O’Melveny and Wilson Sonsini check in for Alaska Air’s $1.9bn acquisition of Hawaiian

O’Melveny advises Alaska as Wilson Sonsini reps Hawaiian in deal likely to attract regulatory scrutiny

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Freshfields and Skadden shepherd eBay-backed Adevinta’s €14bn take private

Wachtell, Clifford Chance and Cleary also among firms called in for one of Europe’s biggest buyouts this year

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