There has been a distinctive technology flavour to IFLR1000's selection of deal announcements from June 2016, with energy—particularly the clean variety—seasoning blends.

Microsoft—the American multinational technology company—acquired the business-oriented social networking service LinkedIn for $26.2 billion in the single largest deal of its history; and China’s tech utopian dream continued unabated as bought Yihaodian, Walmart's China ecommerce business, for $1.5 billion.

White & Case took centre stage in the value tables, and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati made a strong show of itself on account of its advice to LinkedIn in Microsoft’s takeover. Also DLA Piper led in deal volume with 27 deals in June.

Elsewhere we saw a spate of energy deals with Germany—despite running out of power in the European football championships—forming the biggest wind-turbine manufacturer in the world as Siemens merged with Spanish manufacturer Gamesa; and Wales went nuclear, not in reference to their extended run in Euro 2016, but because Hitachi Nuclear Energy Europe, Horizon Nuclear Energy, Bechtel and JGC Corporation formed a joint venture to develop a £10 billion 2700MW nuclear power plant at Wylfa Newydd on the Isle of Anglesey.

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IFLR1000’s Deals Database has made strong progress since the BETA version went live in May. The fully searchable database of significant deal records will go live in October and will include searchable and filterable data on the most significant legal transactions from around the globe, and all of our featured monthly deals will be included along with many more garnered from the IFLR1000's own research, press releases and other deal announcements.

Below you can access our top picks for June 2016 linked to their record in the new Deals Database.

Adam Majeed - Asia-Editor


Mergermarket table 1 - Law firms by global M&A deal value

 Mergermarket table 2 - Law firms by global M&A deal volume



Deal 1: Alpha Bank-Eurobank-KKR Credit NPL platform 


Jurisdictions: Greece

Deal type: Non-Performing Loan (NPL) portfolio sale 

Industry sectors: Banking 

Deal 2: Axis Bank $500 million green bond issue


Jurisdictions: India

Deal type: Investment grade bond/note issue 

Industry sectors: Banking  

Deal 3: China Three Gorges €1.6 billion acquisition of Meerwind from Blackstone


Jurisdictions: United States, China, Germany

Deal type: Private acquisition 

Industry sectors: Energy  

Deal 4: City of Buenos Aires $890 million bond issue


Jurisdictions: Argentina

Deal type: Investment grade bond/note issue 

Industry sectors:  Government and public policy  

Deal 5: $1.5 billion acquisition of Walmart's China ecommerce business


Jurisdictions: China

Deal type: Public acquisition 

Industry sectors: Technology and telecommunications 

Deal 6: Marsa Maroc dH194 billion CSE IPO

Jurisdictions: Morocco

Deal type: IPO 

Industry sectors: Logistics

Deal 7: Medco Energi RM34 trillion acquisition of Amman Mineral


Jurisdictions: Indonesia

Deal type: Public acquisition 

Industry sectors: Mining, Natural resources 

Deal 8: Microsoft $26.2 billion acquisition of LinkedIn


Jurisdictions: United States

Deal type: Public acquisition 

Industry sectors: Technology and telecommunications 

Deal 9: Orange acquisition of Airtel in Burkina Faso and Sierra Leone

Jurisdictions: France, Burkina Faso, Sierra Leone

Deal type: Public acquisition 

Industry sector: Technology and telecommunications

Deal 10: Providencia 60MW Solar Project


Jurisdictions: El Salvador

Deal type: Project development, Project finance 

Industry sectors: Energy  

Deal 11: Republic of Turkey €1 billion sukuk issue


Jurisdictions: United States, United Kingdom, Turkey

Deal type: Sukuk, Sovereign bond issue 

Industry sectors: Government and public policy 

Deal 12: Seven Generations $1.9 billion acquisition of Paramount assets

Jurisdictions: Canada

Deal type: M&A

Industry sectors: Oil and gas

Deal 13: Siemens and Gamesa €1 billion wind energy businesses merger


Jurisdictions: Germany

Deal type: Merger

Industry sectors:  Energy

Deal 14: Symantec $4.65 billion acquisition of Blue Coat


Jurisdictions: United States

Deal type: Public acquisition 

Industry sectors: Technology and telecommunications 

Deal 15: Tianjin Infrastructure $500 million bond issue


Jurisdictions: China

Deal type: Investment grade bond/note issue 

Industry sectors: Construction and materials 

Deal 16: Wylfa Newydd 2700MW Nuclear Power Plant

Jurisdictions: United Kingdom

Deal type: Joint venture, Project development 

Industry sectors: Energy

Deal 17: Qatar National Bank €2.75 billion acquisition of Finansbank


Jurisdictions: Turkey

Deal type: Private acquisition 

Industry sectors: Banking



Sam Duke - Editor

Adam Majeed - Asia-Pacific Editor

Ben Naylor - EMEA Editor

John Crabb - Journalist EMEA

Jon Moore - Journalist EMEA

Candy Chan - Journalist Asia-Pacific

Rani Mehta - Journalist Latin America

Kurt Stumpo - Journalist - North America and the Caribbean

James Wilson - Journalist - North America and the Caribbean