20 January 2017

King & Wood Mallesons remains leader in Asia M&A market

King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) continued to lead the Asia Pacific (APAC) M&A market in 2016, with the firm topping Mergermarket’s, Thomson Reuters’ and Bloomberg’s 2016 league table results. 

KWM was ranked 1st by deal value and volume by Mergermarket, with the firm completing US$158bn worth of deals across 148 appointments.

Thomson Reuters also ranked the firm 1st by deal value on announced and completed deals, reflecting a 6.1% and 8.4% respective uplift in KWM’s market share. The firm also came out on top for volume of deals, with 127 announced and 113 completed deals registered.

In further accolades, Bloomberg ranked KWM 1st in APAC for announced deals by volume and count - with 12% market share in 2016, representing a 5.3% increase from 2015.

KWM acted on the lion’s share of Asia’s M&A deals in 2016, advising on the market’s most significant transactions including Asciano’s AU$12bn sale, a Chinese consortium’s strategic £2.4 billion investment in Global Switch Holdings, Qingdao Haier’s US$5.4bn in acquisition of General Electric’s appliances business and Apex Technology’s US$4bn acquisition of Lexmark International.

KWM also performed strongly in the global Thomson Reuters results, breaking into the top 15 for volume of announced and completed (by number of deals) global M&A deals. Furthermore, Bloomberg ranked KWM in the top 20 firms globally for announced deals by volume and count.

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