King & Wood Mallesons tops regional and Greater China M&A league table

King & Wood Mallesons has been ranked number one for announced mergers and acquisitions (M&A) deals in 2013 by deal count according to mergermarket’s latest APAC (ex-Japan) and Greater China league tables. By deal value, the firm ranked second and first respectively.

Regionally, the firm advised on 102 deals, 43 of them in Greater China, with a total value of $49bn (£28bn).

King & Wood Mallesons was also ranked number one by Thomson Reuters and Bloomberg for announced M&A deals in 2013 by deal value and deal volume respectively in their latest Greater China league tables.

Among other deals, King & Wood Mallesons acted on the $9.8bn acquisition of a 50 per cent stake in PetroChina United Pipelines Company by Taikang Asset Management Company and Beijing Guolian Energy Industry Investment Fund from PetroChina Company, the largest China deal in 2013 and the second largest in the region.