Lawyer 2B’s Deals Tracker

Keep up to date with what deals your target firms are working on!

The Lawyer 2B Deals Tracker gives you an ‘at a glance’ overview of the biggest corporate transactions going on at the moment, and tells you which law firms are representing the different parties. It’s the easiest way to stay up to speed with what the firms you’re interested in are doing.

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January 2016

Date Sector Deal Value Firms involved
22nd Insurance Zurich’s purchase of RCIS $1bn Willkie Farr (Zurich Amercian Insurance Company), Locke Lord (RCIS)
21st Finance GE disposal to Banque Fédérative du Crédit Mutuel Berwin Leighton Paisner (Banque Fédérative du Crédit Mutuel), Slaughter and May, Hengeler Mueller, Bredin Prat (General Electric)
11th Leisure Fairmont, Raffles and Swissôtel sale £1.9bn Proskauer Rose (AccorHotels), White & Case, McCarthy Tetraul (FRHI)
10th Technology Bidding war for Xchanging £480m Ashurst (Xchanging), Eversheds (Capita), Allen & Overy (Computer Sciences Corporation), Sullivan & Cromwell (Apollo Global Management), Skadden (Ebix)
8th Finance GE’s £3.8bn loan sale to consortium £3.8bn Allen & Overy (GE Capital), Berwin Leighton Paisner, K&L Gates (investment consortium), Freshfields (consortium/HSBC), Clifford Chance (Citibank, Deutsche Bank, Bank of America Merrill Lynch)
2nd Transport Carlyle’s RAC sale Clifford Chance (CVC Capital Partners), Linklaters (Carlyle), Travers Smith (RAC management), Freshfields (GIC)

December 2015

Date Sector Deal Value Firms involved
26th Finance Wincor Nixdorf and Diebold tie-up £1.2bn Freshfields (Wincor Nixdorf), Sullivan & Cromwell (Diebold), Simpson Thacher (JPMorgan Chase/Credit Suisse)
23rd Pharma Pfizer and Allergan’s $160bn merger $160bn Skadden, Wachtell, Morgan Lewis, Clifford Chance, A&L Goodbody (Pfizer), Debevoise & Plimpton (Guggenheim Securities and Goldman Sachs), Cleary Gottlieb, Willkie Farr, Weil Gotshal, Latham & Watkins (Allergan)
17th Telecoms Liberty Global’s acquisition of Cable & Wireless £3.5bn Slaughter and May, Paul Weiss (Cable & Wireless Communications), Shearman & Sterling, Ropes & Gray, Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co (Liberty Global), SkaddenHerbert Smith Freehills (Goldman Sachs), Allen & Overy (banks)
13th Finance Northern Rock asset sale £13bn Slaughter and May (UK Asset Resolution), Allen & Overy (banks), Linklaters (Cerberus), TSB Bank (Hogan Lovells)
11th Retail Miller Coors divestment – (ABInBev/SABMiller merger) $12bn Kirkland & Ellis, Cleary Gottlieb (Molson Coors), Freshfields, Sullivan & Cromwell, Cravath (ABInBev), Linklaters, Hogan Lovells (SABMiller), Allen & Overy (lenders), Clifford Chance (ABInBev shareholders), Macfarlanes, Herbert Smith Freehills, Wachtell, Simpson Thacher (SABMiller shareholders)
10th Finance ABN AMRO listing De Brauw, Davis Polk (ABN AMRO), Allen & Overy (NL Financial Investments), Stibbe, Shearman & Sterling (Deutsche Bank, Morgan Stanley, JP Morgan and Citigroup)
10th Finance GE Capital offloads Australian assets £888m King & Wood Mallesons, Minter Ellison (GE Capital), Ashurst, Kirkland & Ellis (Sankaty Advisors), Herbert Smith Freehills (Deutsche Bank, JPMorgan, National Australia Bank),
10th Consumer Gym Group IPO Allen & Overy (Gym Group), Clifford Chance (Numis Securities and Barclays)
3rd Media Activision’s purchase of Candy Crush maker $5.9bn Debevoise & PlimptonAllen & Overy, Mason Hayes (Activision Blizzard), William Fry, Fenwick & West (King Digital)
3rd Pharma Shire purchases Dyax $5.9bn Slaughter and May, Ropes & Gray, Davis Polk (Shire), Sullivan & Cromwell (Dyax)
2nd Finance Visa Inc acquires Visa Europe £15.1bn Linklaters (Visa Europe), Macfarlanes, Wachtell, Milbank (Visa Inc)

November 2015

Date Sector Deal Value Firms involved
26th Finance Wincor Nixdorf and Diebold tie-up £1.2bn Freshfields (Wincor Nixdorf), Sullivan & Cromwell (Diebold), Simpson Thacher (JPMorgan Chase/Credit Suisse)
23rd Pharma Pfizer and Allergan’s $160bn merger $160bn Skadden, Wachtell, Morgan Lewis, Clifford Chance, A&L Goodbody (Pfizer), Debevoise & Plimpton (Guggenheim Securities and Goldman Sachs), Cleary Gottlieb, Willkie Farr, Weil Gotshal, Latham & Watkins (Allergan)
17th Telecoms Liberty Global’s acquisition of Cable & Wireless £3.5bn Slaughter and May, Paul Weiss (Cable & Wireless Communications), Shearman & Sterling, Ropes & Gray, Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co (Liberty Global), Skadden, Herbert Smith Freehills (Goldman Sachs), Allen & Overy (banks)
13th Finance Northern Rock asset sale £13bn Slaughter and May (UK Asset Resolution), Allen & Overy (banks), Linklaters (Cerberus), TSB Bank (Hogan Lovells)
11th Retail Miller Coors divestment – (ABInBev/SABMiller merger) $12bn Kirkland & Ellis, Cleary Gottlieb (Molson Coors), Freshfields, Sullivan & Cromwell, Cravath (ABInBev), Linklaters, Hogan Lovells (SABMiller), Allen & Overy (lenders), Clifford Chance (ABInBev shareholders), Macfarlanes, Herbert Smith Freehills, Wachtell, Simpson Thacher (SABMiller shareholders)
10th Finance ABN AMRO listing De Brauw, Davis Polk (ABN AMRO), Allen & Overy (NL Financial Investments), Stibbe, Shearman & Sterling (Deutsche Bank, Morgan Stanley, JP Morgan and Citigroup)
10th Finance GE Capital offloads Australian assets £888m King & Wood Mallesons, Minter Ellison (GE Capital), Ashurst, Kirkland & Ellis (Sankaty Advisors),Herbert Smith Freehills (Deutsche Bank, JPMorgan, National Australia Bank),
10th Consumer Gym Group IPO Allen & Overy (Gym Group), Clifford Chance (Numis Securities and Barclays)
3rd Media Activision’s purchase of Candy Crush maker $5.9bn Debevoise & Plimpton, Allen & Overy, Mason Hayes (Activision Blizzard), William Fry, Fenwick & West (King Digital)
3rd Pharma Shire purchases Dyax $5.9bn Slaughter and May, Ropes & Gray, Davis Polk (Shire), Sullivan & Cromwell (Dyax)
2nd Finance Visa Inc acquires Visa Europe £15.1bn Linklaters (Visa Europe), Macfarlanes, Wachtell, Milbank (Visa Inc)

October 2015

Date Sector Deal Value Firms involved
29th Consumer Hostelworld IPO Travers Smith, McCann Fitzgerald (Hostelworld), Herbert Smith Freehills (Numis Securities and J&E Davy)
19th Technology Softcat IPO Ashurst (Softcat), Allen & Overy (Credit Suisse and Jefferies)
15th Construction McCarthy & Stone IPO Allen & Overy (McCarthy & Stone), Freshfields (Deutsche Bank and Goldman Sachs)
14th Finance GE Capital asset sale to Wells Fargo $32bn Weil Gotshal (GE Capital), Mayer Brown (Wells Fargo)
12th Technology Dell’s $67bn takeover of EMC $67bn Simpson Thacher (Dell and Silver Lake), Wachtell (Michael Dell and MSD Partners), Cleary Gottlieb (Temasek), Skadden (EMC)
5th Technology Equiniti IPO Weil Gotshal (Equiniti and Advent), Allen & Overy (Barclays, Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse and Liberum Capital)

September 2015

Date Sector Deal Value Firms involved
30th Construction Ibstock IPO Allen & Overy (Ibstock), Ropes & Gray (Bain Capital), Latham & Watkins (JP Morgan, UBS)
24th Transport BBA Aviation’s purchase of Landmark £1.3bn Slaughter and May, Sullivan & Cromwell (BBA Aviation), Latham & Watkins, Jones Day (Landmark Aviation/Carlyle Group)
21st Technology Vista Equity Partners’ purchase of Solera £4.2bn Kirkland & Ellis, Sullivan & Cromwell (Solera), Simpson Thacher (Vista Equity Partners)
18th Retail Worldpay IPO Allen & Overy (Worldpay), Weil Gotshal (Advent International, Bain Capital), Freshfields (Goldman Sachs)
18th Telecommunications Altice’s acquisition of Cablevision £11.5bn Shearman & Sterling, Covington & Burling, Mayer Brown, Ropes & Gray (Altice), Sullivan & Cromwell, Debevoise & Plimpton (Cablevision)
17th Retail AB InBev and SABMiller’s £150bn merger Freshfields (AB InBev), Linklaters, Hogan Lovells (SABMiller)
17th Insurance Hastings IPO Freshfields (Hastings), Allen & Overy (Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, Barclays, HSBC), Sullivan & Cromwell (Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division)
11th Technology Easynet sale to Interoute £402m Mayer Brown (Interoute), Travers Smith, Mishcon de Reya (Easynet)
9th Energy GE’s acquisition of Alstom business £6.2bn Skadden, Clifford Chance (General Electric), Hogan Lovells (Alstom)
8th Pharma Cinven’s sale to Concordia £2.3bn Clifford Chance (Cinven), Jones Day (Amdipharm Mercury Company), Sullivan & Cromwell, Simmons & Simmons (Concordia Healthcare)
8th Insurance Mitsui’s offer for insurer Amlin £3.5bn Skadden, Travers Smith (Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance), Linklaters (Amlin), Sullivan & Cromwell (Goldman Sachs)
7th Consumer Tesco’s sale of Homeplus £4.2bn Cleary Gottlieb (MBK), Freshfields (Tesco), Ropes & Gray (CPPIB), Paul Hastings (Temasek)
4th Mining Prairie Mining’s triple listing Berwin Leighton Paisner, DLA Piper, Linklaters (Prairie Mining)

August 2015

Date Sector Deal Value Firms involved
28th Energy Total sells North Sea midstream assets £585m Pinsent Masons, Burness Paull (Total), Freshfields, Shepherd and Wedderburn (North Sea Midstream Partners)
26th Energy Schlumberger and Cameron’s $14.8bn oil deal $14.8bn Baker Botts, Gibson Dunn (Schlumberger), Cravath (Cameron)
26th Betting Betfair and Paddy Power merger £5bn Freshfields (Betfair), Arthur Cox, Allen & Overy (Paddy Power)
25th Insurance RSA sale to Zurich Insurance £5bn Freshfields (Zurich Insurance), Slaughter and May (RSA)
18th Manufacturing Coats’ crafts sale to Aurelius CMS Cameron McKenna (Aurelius), Squire Patton Boggs (Coats)
12th Technology Carlyle Group purchases Veritas $8bn Baker & McKenzie, Fenwick & West (Symantec), Latham & Watkins, Allen & Overy, Covington & Burling (Carlyle Group), Sidley Austin, Ropes & Gray (GIC)
12th Media Pearson’s £469m sale of The Economist £469m Freshfields (Pearson), Linklaters (Economist), Macfarlanes (Exor)
12th Insurance Pensions annuities merger  £668m Clifford Chance (Just Retirement), Freshfields (Partnership Assurance)
11th Technology Google creates new Alphabet company Cleary Gottlieb (Google)
11th Technology Silver Lake’s $1bn investment in Motorola Solutions $1bn Simpson Thacher (Silver Lake), Wachtell (Motorola)
11th Telecoms VimpelCom and CK Hutchison announce Italian telecoms deal €21.8bn Allen & Overy (VimpelCom), Freshfields (CK Hutchison)
7th Retail Coca-Cola merger Cleary Gottlieb, Skadden, Clifford Chance, Garrigues (Coca-Cola Company), Slaughter and May, Cahill Gordon, Hengeler Mueller, Perez Lorca, De Brauw (Coca-Cola Enterprises), Allen & Overy, Uria Menendez (Coca-Cola Iberian Partners), Allen & Overy (Coca-Cola Erfrischungsgetränke)
5th Pharma Ropes wins big on Shire pharma proposal $34bn Ropes & Gray, Slaughter and May (Shire), Kirkland & Ellis (Baxalta)
4th Technology Nokia’s sale of digital mapping service £2bn Hogan Lovells (Audi, BMW and Daimler), Shearman & Sterling (Nokia)

July 2015

Date Sector Deal Value Firms involved
31st Transport PAI Partners sells cargo group Swissport £1.8bn Weil Gotshal, Hogan Lovells (HNA Group), DLA Piper (PAI Partners)
30th Transport Delphi purchases automotive group HellermannTyton £1bn Linklaters, Paul Hastings (Delphi), Skadden, Travers Smith (HellermannTyton)
27th Pharma Teva purchases Allergan  $40.5bn Latham & Watkins, Weil Gotshal, Cleary Gottlieb (Allergan), Sullivan & Cromwell (Teva)
23rd Media Pearson’s £844m FT sale to Nikkei £844m Freshfields (Pearson), Skadden, Travers Smith (Nikkei)
23rd Pharma St Jude purchases Thoratec for $3.4bn $3.4bn Gibson Dunn, Weil Gotshal (St Jude Medical), Latham & Watkins (Thoratec)
22nd Finance Houlihan Lokey buys financial adv