16 October 2017

KWM ranks as a leader in APAC M&A

King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) has remained a leading firm across a number of categories in the Mergermarket, Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters league tables for Q3 2017, with the firm maintaining its APAC Mergermarket ranking as number 1 for deal count. 

Across the region, the firm advised on 76 deals, with a total value of US$49 billion according to Mergermarket. Thomson Reuters ranked KWM in second place for deal value, with approximately US$82.5billion completed deals – representing a 16.1% increase in market share from 2016. 

KWM also performed strongly in Australasia, ranking third for both deal value and count by Mergermarket, - with 36 announced deals valued at US$16.5 billion. 

For Australia & New Zealand the firm saw a number of improvements in the Thomson Reuters rankings, named second for deal value (completed) with approximately US$16 billion – representing a 28.7% increase in market share for 2017. KWM was also third by announced deals (up from fifth in 2016) and fifth in completed deal count (up from sixth in 2016). 

KWM acted on some of the market’s most significant M&A deals in Q3, continuing its prominence across the Asia Pacific region. 

The firm also ranked for Mergermarket:

  • 2nd for deal value (US$49bn) in Asia Pacifc 

The firm also ranked for Thomson Reuters:

  • 4th for deal count in announced deals in Australia & New Zealand

  • 6th for deal value in announced deals in Asia Pacific

  • 6th for deal count in announced deals in Asia Pacific

The firm also ranked for Bloomberg:

  • 7th for deal value in announced deals in Australia & New Zealand

  • 9th for deal count in announced deals in Australia & New Zealand

  • 7th for deal value in announced deals in Asia 

  • 9th for deal count in completed deals in Asia 

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