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Blakes Achieve Top M&A Rankings for MergerMarket Q3 2014

Canadian law firm Blakes has achieved top rankings in the 2014 Mergermarket Q3 rankings for M&A work

The full Mergermarket rankings can be seen at this link – Click here

Among the highlights:

Global Highlights include:

• Global M&A has accumulated US$ 2,486.1bn-worth of deals up to the end of Q3 making 2014 the third highest annual value on record after 2006 (US$ 3,295.4bn) and 2007 (US$ 3,669.7bn), 11.7% above 2013’s annual total (US$ 2,224.7bn)

• Every quarter during 2014 has topped corresponding quarterly values in every other year since 2007. The third quarter’s US$ 877.4bn-worth of deals was the second highest valued quarter post-2007 after Q2 2014, and up 35.1% compared to Q3 2013

• Europe saw the most deals above US$ 10bn since 2007, and in Asia where deals are historically smaller, the region saw the most deals above US$ 2bn on record

• The proportion of cross-border M&A between countries accounted for almost half (45.6%) of global M&A, the highest share on Mergermarket record. Global cross-border deal value worth US$ 1,134.9bn is already the second highest value on record

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