bpv Hügel ranks top 3 in terms of deal value of Austrian related M&A transactions in the Mergermarket M&A league table 2017. With deals of a combined EUR 5.4bn deal value in the leading field in Austria 2017.
Vienna/Mödling, January 2018. Top 3 league table position for bpv Hügel in the Austrian Mergermarket M&A market league table 2017 per deal value. Mergermarket is a world market leading business intelligence provider for deal data. With deals valued according to merger-market criteria with a combined deal value of EUR 5.4bn in the top field.
bpv Hügel achieved this top position in a market with active international competitors. As one of the leading transaction law firms in Austria, in particular as to complex deals, bpv Hügel in 2017 once again advised on high profile M&A transactions such as the merger of Raiffeisen Zentralbank Österreich with the VSE listed Raiffeisen Bank International, one of the largest reorganisation in the banking sector to date, the EUR 678 Mio sale of Helios Coatings Group by Ring International Holding AG, GSO and Templeton to Kansai Paint, Japan, and the acquisition of start:bausparkasse and IMMO-BANK from Volksbanken-Verbund by BAWAG PSK.
The position of bpv Hügel as leading transaction firm is further confirmed by being finalist for the “Austrian M&A Legal Adviser of the Year 2017” at the high profile Mergermarket European Awards and finalist for the “Law Firm of the Year – Austria” at the prestigious The Lawyer European Awards 2018 organised by the leading UK legal magazine The Lawyer.