CHICAGO (October 4, 2007) — McDermott Will & Emery is pleased to announce that the Firm achieved a number of notable league table rankings published by Thomson Financial’s Mergers & Acquisitions Review and Bloomberg’s M&A Legal Advisory. Thomson ranked McDermott third for Top U.S. Deals Announced by Target Industry (energy), ninth for U.S. Target Deals Announced, and 24th for Worldwide Completed M&A Acquisitions, among other rankings. Bloomberg ranked McDermott 18th in both Global Private Equity Announced Deals and U.S. Announced Deals.
Last month, McDermott was recognized among the top 10 leading transactional law firms in Law Firm Leaders and Contenders in the Corporate Transactions Market, released by BTI Consulting. McDermott was identified as a "major player" among transactional law firms for both U.S. and cross-border transactions. This collection of rankings underscore the continued momentum and visibility of McDermott’s M&A practice with the Firm completing nearly 100 M&A transactions year to date.
McDermott’s M&A Practice Group represents a wide spectrum of publicly and privately held businesses from Global 50 companies to venture backed start ups, as well as private equity funds and investment banks. As a globally integrated team, the Firm’s lawyers manage complex transactions with components in multiple jurisdictions throughout the world. With more than 150 lawyers practicing on one integrated platform, McDermott's M&A Practice is recognized worldwide, placing in the Top 20 in several deal tables in 2006 and 2007.