NEW YORK (April 18, 2008) — McDermott Will & Emery's M&A practice has again made its mark on the quarterly M&A league tables. For the first quarter for 2008, McDermott was ranked in the top 15 by Thomson Financial based on the number of U.S. target completed deals. Additionally, Thomson ranked McDermott among the top 20 firms by value of deals in the European Benelux region (Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg) . For the US-Midwest region, Mergermarket ranked McDermott in the top five law firms by the number of M&A deals.
Mergerstat ranked McDermott among the top 20 U.S. Announced Deals by number of deals. Additionally, Mergerstat ranked the Firm among the 16 Top Advisors for the Drugs, Medical Supplies & Equipment Industry.
"We have firmly established ourselves as an M&A player with a global reach," commented Thomas Sauermilch, co-head of the M&A practice. "We are moving forward and building on this momentum as evidenced by recent high profile public M&A engagements," added John Tamisiea, co-head of the M&A practice.
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 since 2006.