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Fenwick Ranked #1 Legal Advisor for Tech M&A Deals Worldwide in First Three Quarters of 2014

​Mountain View, CA (October 20, 2014) – Fenwick & West today announced the firm’s ranking by Mergermarket as the top mergers and acquisitions legal advisor for TMT transactions worldwide for the first three quarters of 2014.

Fenwick led all law firms globally for volume of completed technology, media and telecommunications M&A deals during the first three quarters of 2014, as ranked by Mergermarket. The firm completed 71 deals, for a total value of $33 billion, according to the publication.

Among Fenwick’s transactions during this period were:

  • WhatsApp in its $19 billion acquisition by Facebook, the largest private technology deal to date
  • Facebook in its $2.3 billion acquisition of Oculus VR
  • The Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Giant Interactive Group, the online game company, in its $3 billion take-private acquisition by Giant Investment and Giant Merger Limited
  • NaturalMotion in its $527 million acquisition by Zynga

Fenwick has one of the nation’s preeminent M&A practices and is continually ranked as one of the top law firms for mergers and acquisitions globally and nationally, with specific strength in technology and life sciences transactions. The firm was recognized as the Best USA Law Firm in the Independent Corporate Law Firm category at the International Legal Alliance Summit & Awards this year. In recent years, Fenwick has completed more than $400 billion worth of M&A transactions, including significant acquisition programs for leading serial acquirers.

About Fenwick & West
Fenwick & West provides comprehensive legal services to ground-breaking technology and life sciences companies at every stage of their lifecycle. We craft innovative, cost-effective and practical solutions for established and emerging companies on issues ranging from venture capital, public offerings, joint ventures, M&A and strategic relationships, to intellectual property, litigation and dispute resolution, taxation, antitrust, and employment and labor law. For more than four decades, Fenwick has helped some of the world's most recognized companies become and remain market leaders.​