Corporate Control Alert, the legal and financial dealmaking journal published by The Deal, has ranked Alston & Bird fourth among counsel to financial advisors on U.S. M&A transactions with a value of $100 million or more announced between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2019.
Kevin Miller, Stuart Rogers, and Aaron Dixon, who co-head the firm’s Financial Advisors Practice, acted as counsel to the investment banks in 23 qualifying transactions having an aggregate value of more than $153 billion in 2019.
Alston & Bird worked on four of the 10 largest deals of the year, including:
- Worldpay Inc.’s $43 billion acquisition of Fidelity National Information Services Inc., in which Alston & Bird acted for Credit Suisse as financial advisor to Worldpay
- Charles Schwab Corp.’s $26 billion acquisition of TD Ameritrade Holding Corp., in which Alston & Bird acted for Credit Suisse as financial advisor to Charles Schwab
- DuPont de Nemours Inc.’s $7.3 billion merger with International Flavors & Fragrances Inc., in which Alston & Bird acted for Credit Suisse as financial advisor to DuPont
Alston & Bird is consistently ranked among the top 10 law firms representing financial advisors in M&A deals by Corporate Control Alert, having in recent years acted as counsel to investment banks in transactions with an aggregate value exceeding $750 billion.