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COBALT is a leading Baltic law firm in the CEE and Nordic regions

2017-07-03

COBALT is recognised as a leading Baltic law firm in the CEE and Nordic regions by volume and value of transactions advised in the first half of 2017, according to M&A reviews presented by international business news agencies Mergermarket and Bloomberg.

In Mergermarket league table COBALT is the leader among all Baltic law firms in the CEE region. According to this agency, during the period from January to June, COBALT in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia advised on a total of 10 transactions, worth USD 346 million.

According to Bloomberg, COBALT is the leader among all Baltic law firms in the Nordic region, with a total of 9 transactions valued USD 775 million.

In the rankings COBALT stands among such leaders in the international legal services market as Baker & McKenzie, Allen & Overy LLP, CMS Legal Services EEIG, White & Case LLP, Clifford Chance, Wolf Theiss, and others.

In the first half of 2017, COBALT advised UAB Santa Monica Networks, a data transmission networks and IT security solutions company, Modern Times Group (MTG), a Swedish entertainment group, on the sale of its business in the Baltic States, and BaltCap on the acquisition of Baltic subsidiaries of Selecta Group, to name just a few.

“In the second half of 2017, the transactional market in Lithuania will remain active: major on-going deals will be signed, large announced transactions will be completed on receipt of necessary authorisations. The global trend of an increasing number of transactions made by way of auction with several competing buyers can be noticed in the Baltics as well. The number of out-bound investments by Baltic investors may also increase,” says Dr Juozas Rimas, a COBALT Partner and the Head of the Mergers and Acquisitions Practice Group.

Mergermarket is a database intended for corporate M&A professionals. It conducts reviews and analysis of the strategies and trends of transactions worldwide. Over 300 journalists in 67 countries and territories provide information to the database. Mergermarket assesses the performance of legal advisers on the basis of M&A transactions valued in excess of USD 5 million.

Bloomberg M&A Review provides the latest data on corporate M&A transactions from a global perspective. The Review covers international prospects and gives insights about unique transactions carried out in various markets. The performance of over 800 financial and legal advisers is assessed to accurately identify key market trends.

You may find Mergermarket’s M&A review here.