Mergermarket’s Q1 2016 global M&A trend report including league tables of legal advisors

05 April 2016 - 11:04 am UTC

Mergermarket’s Q1 trend report shows China as being at the centre of Global M&A in 2016, with deal values amounting to US$81.7bn.

Key highlights from the report include:

  • China contributed 26.3% to total Global deal value
  • Industrials & chemicals dominates, with US$144.7bn of deals
  • Outbound deals amounting to US$597.4bn

The China National Corporation made the largest deal of Q1 when it acquired Switzerland-based Syngenta AG for US$45.9bn.

White & Case leads the legal advisor global rankings by deal value, having advised on 60 deals worth US$150.5bn, up from twelfth position in Q1 2015.  Whilst DLA Piper maintained its lead as the global rankings by deal count, having advised on 92 deals worth US$10.5bn”