Thomson Reuters Q3 2018: Ellex leads the Eastern European M&A Market by Deal Count

Thomson Reuters has recently announced its M&A Legal Advisory Rankings for the third quarter of 2018 (January – September 2018).
 
According to the report, Ellex holds a dominant position across all Eastern Europe by deal count both in Announced (47 deals counted for Ellex) as well as Completed (44 deals counted for Ellex) rankings.
 
The deal values of Ellex are respectively US$2,435.7 million for Announced deals of Q3 2018 and US$451.9 million for Completed deals of Q3 2018 in the Eastern European region.
 
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. 
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Thomson Reuters rankings are based on the number of corporate mergers and acquisitions that law firms have advised on in the first three quarters of 2018. The number of transactions includes acquisitions, sales, mergers and some other transactions in this area.
 
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