Manatt ranked first among legal advisers for bank and thrift merger and acquisition deals in S&P Global Market Intelligence’s Q1 2018 league tables, alongside Morrison & Foerster LLP.
Ranked according to deal value, Manatt earned $878.3 million in deal value for serving as Community Bank’s legal adviser in its deal with Citizens Business Bank. Manatt’s Craig Miller, a partner in the firm’s financial services group, and Agata Troy, a corporate and finance associate, represented Community Bank in its $878.3 million sale to CVB Financial. The transaction was one of the largest sales for a financial institution in California over the past decade.
Read more about the deal here.