CVS/Aetna, Disney/Fox Highlight Solid M&A

The days before Christmas can be busy ones for M&A as companies try to wrap deals up, but the end of 2017 was crazed, with at least a dozen U.S. deals of $1 billion or more announced from Dec. 15 to 31 led by the Unilever spreads deal. The flurry suggests the continued appetite for M&A among both corporates and PE shops, which were involved on six of the 10 deals, three as buyers and three as sellers.

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M&A Delaware Law Firms Power Rankings

Deals announced between Jan 2017 and Dec 2017 ranked by number of deals, then by aggregate transaction value in the event of a tie.

Richards, Layton & Finger PA

Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP

Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP