9 April 2019
Watson Farley & Williams (“WFW”) Germany has been ranked 11th by deal count and 16th by deal value for Germany in MergerMarket’s Q1 2019 M&A Trend Report and Legal Advisor League Tables. This is the first time the firm has been ranked in the Top 20 for Germany by MergerMarket for both deal count and deal value.
Corporate Partner and Germany Practice Head Dr Marcus Bechtel commented: “That we have achieved a Top 20 Germany ranking by deal value for the first time demonstrates that not only is WFW increasingly active in the German M&A space, but that we are also gaining larger mandates both in and outside of our specialist sectors of energy & infrastructure, transport and real estate”.
Highlight deals WFW Germany has advised on in Q1 2019 include acting for leading US early stage drug discovery services provider Reaction Biology Corporation on its acquisition of Freiburg-based ProQinase, for an international consortium of investors on the acquisition of an 80% stake in the Veja Mate offshore wind farm in the German North Sea, and for the shareholders of UNITANK on its sale to DIF and ASI.