Bloomberg 1st 3Q 2018: Ellex Tops the Eastern European M&A Market by Deal Count

Bloomberg, an international leading business and financial news agency, announced its Global Legal Rankings for the 1st 3Q 2018. The rankings indicate the most active M&A legal market players during the period from January to September 2018.
 
Ellex, a circle of leading Baltic law firms holds a dominant position in the ranking tables with the largest number of deals in the Eastern Europe region by having advised on a total number of 49 deals with a value of USD 1.069 million.
 
Moreover, Ellex is the only Baltic law firm that is ranked in the M&A category in the European M&A deal table (by deal count), having advised on the total number of 58 transactions.
 
One of our recent highlights in 2018 was advising Blackstone on the acquisition of the billion-euro stake in Luminor. The deal is the largest M&A transaction in the Baltic history. Blackstone is one of the largest investment companies in the world, with the company's managed assets worth USD 439 billion (EUR 378.9 billion). According to sources, the Baltic region will attract more of U.S. attention due to the Blackstone investment.
19 1Bloomberg M&A report delivers the latest data on the M&A market and provides a global perspective and local insight into unique deal structures in various markets through a network of over 800 financial and legal advisory firms, ensuring an accurate reflection of key market trends. The league table rankings are a leading benchmark for legal and financial advisory performance.
 
You may read Bloomberg's full M&A Report here.