Lawyers used up their minutes on the latest instalment of the Vodafone/Liberty telecoms struggle in January, while football deals also featured strongly
From Coronation Street to Legoland to Serie A football – glamorous transactions were grist for the mill last month, gilding the lily of big energy and infrastructure deals
Good old British household names dominated the deals listings in September, with Ribena and Royal Mail leading the iconic pack. By Natalie Stanton
Footie and telecoms dominate our regular round-up of recent M&A activity, as the threat of rising interest rates kick-started activity among organisations.
Linklaters led the charge in June, becoming worldwide M&A top dog by advising on deals such as Vodafone’s multibillion-euro Kabel takeover. By Natalie Stanton
May was a good month for big players as Linklaters advised mega-miner Glenstrata on its first post-merger bond issue while CC and Freshfields both grabbed a piece of the £1.4bn Partnership IPO action.
IT was the place to be in April, with Shearman involved in the sale of the ‘Chinese Twitter’ and Hogan Lovells in on the biggest corporate bond offering the world has ever seen, at Apple
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Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is leading negotiations for BT on a £12.5bn deal to acquire telecoms operator EE, whose joint owners Orange and Deutsche Telekom are being represented by Norton Rose Fulbright and Clifford Chance.