Ropes & Gray Tops Mergermarket’s European TMT Legal Adviser League Tables

Practices: Technology, Media & Telecommunications, Europe

Ropes & Gray has been ranked by Mergermarket as the leading law firm for European TMT deals in 2020 by value. According to Mergermarket, the firm advised on 14 TMT-focused deals with a total value of €62.2 billion.  These included advising:

  • Veeam Software in its definitive agreement to be acquired by Insight Partners, a deal valued at approximately $5 billion
  • Liberty Global on the financing arrangements for its proposed $7.4 billion public to private acquisition of Swiss telecoms group Sunrise Communications Group
  • Virgin Media and O2 on the £5.7 billion-equivalent, bond and loan secured financing in connection with the previously announced joint venture combination of O2 and Virgin Media by Liberty Global and Telefonica
  • Next Alt S.à r.l, an entity controlled by Patrick Drahi, the founder and majority shareholder of Altice Europe on the financing aspects of its agreement with Altice Europe of an all cash offer valuing the company at  €4.9 billion
  • Intermediate Capital Group on its acquisition of a minority stake in Workhuman, the performance management platform
  • Entertainment Partners, a TPG portfolio company, on its acquisition of London-based filmTech startup, We Got POP Ltd

Will Rosen, managing partner of Ropes & Gray’s London office, said: “2020 was a particularly strong year for both our PE and finance teams as our clients trusted us with their largest and most complex deals. Our strategy in London, consistent with our firm strengths and strategy, is to become London’s leading private capital law firm, advising sophisticated private capital investors and providers, as well as advising some of the world’s biggest businesses, across a range of sectors – one of which is TMT.  As such, I’m delighted to see our performance reflected in this ranking.”

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