Bloomberg 2013 M&A League Tables: Amarchand tops India League ; AZB, Khaitan, DSK, Platinum, Trilegal and S&R follow
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Bloomberg 2013 M&A League Tables: Amarchand tops India League ; AZB, Khaitan, DSK, Platinum, Trilegal and S&R follow

Pallavi Saluja

Bloomberg has released its latest report on M&A activity in the Asia Pacific region for the year 2013. As per the Report, the two Indian law firms to make it to Asia Pacific (Ex-Japan) league table by deal count are Amarchand Mangaldas and AZB & Partners.

Amarchand Mangaldas is ranked 7th with a market share of 1.2% with a deal volume of $6.91 billion from 68 deals while AZB & Partners is ranked 19th with a market share of 1.7% with a total deal volume of $10.05 billion from 48 deals.

AZB & Partners is the only Indian law firm to make it to Asia Pacific Private Equity league table where it is ranked 7th. The firm had a market share of 10.8 % with 19 deals valued at $8.01 billion.

India M&A League Tables

Amarchand Mangaldas tops the India M&A league tables both by volume and deal count by advising on 67 deals worth $6.5 billion and with a market share of 20.3%.

By Value

AZB & Partners is ranked 5th with 45 deals valued at $3.01 billion followed by Khaitan & Co at 6th position with deals valued at $2.13 billion from 35 deals.

The International law firms ahead of AZB and Khaitan in India list are Simmons & Simmons, Davis Polk & Wardwell and Slaughter and May.

The other Indian law firms to make it to the list are DSK Legal (ranked 11th with 2 deals valued at $1.62 billion), Platinum Partners (ranked 12th with 1 deal valued at $ 1.60 billion) and S&R Associates (ranked 17th with 7 deals valued at $1.29 billion).

Generic drug maker Mylan Inc’s acquisition of injectable subsidiary of India’s Strides Arcolab for $1.6 billion in an all-cash deal brought Platinum Partners to the India M&A league table on 12th position. DSK Legal, Herbert Smith Freehills, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom and Slaughter and May too acted on this deal.

By Deal Count

AZB Partners is ranked 2nd with 45 deals followed by Khaitan with 35 deals.

Trilegal makes it to the league table (by deal count) and is ranked jointly 4th with DLA Piper. Trilegal advised on 9 deals valued at $177 million.

S&R Associates is ranked 6th with 7 deals. Davis, Polk & Wardwell is ranked 7th while Slaughter and May, Jones Day and White & Case are jointly ranked 8th with 5 deals each.

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