NEW YORK (May 18, 2011) — International law firm McDermott Will & Emery LLP, a recognized leader in corporate advisory law, is pleased to announce that the Firm’s M&A practice, including private equity buyouts, was highly ranked by the industry’s top tier league table in the first quarter of 2011 based on deal volume and deal value.
The results provide the latest evidence of the Firm's continued market leading position in M&A and private equity.
Bloomberg ranked McDermott among the Top 20 legal advisors for U.S. announced deals and deal volume, as well as among the Top 10 in both South Korea and Southeast Asia by deal volume. In addition, mergermarket ranked McDermott among the Top 20 in both the U.S. and the Americas, generally. McDermott was also ranked among the Top 15 law firms by mergermarket for U.S. buyout work. Notably, McDermott was ranked second and ninth in the Midwest by deal value and volume, respectively, by mergermarket.
Thomson Reuters also scored McDermott among the top 30 worldwide by deal volume in mid-market M&A. McDermott was ranked 35th worldwide by deal volume for small-cap M&A deals. Finally, the Firm ranked in the Top 20 across multiple regional, national and international jurisdictions by Factset.
“As the rate of M&A activity increases worldwide and the public markets become more active, McDermott is seeing a steady rise in demand for our corporate transaction capabilities,” said David Goldman, head of McDermott’s Corporate Advisory Practice Group. “We believe that the Firm is well positioned to serve our existing clients and to expand our client base, across industry sectors and across borders -- with both strategic purchasers and private equity sponsors in North America, Europe and Asia.”
McDermott’s corporate advisory practice represents a wide spectrum of business interests around the world, from Global 50 companies to venture backed start-ups, as well as the financial institutions that support them. The team is compromised of highly skilled and collaborative business lawyers focused on solving complex business problems and acting as strategic partners in the execution of our clients' strategic M&A initiatives and capital raising plans.
About McDermott Will & Emery
McDermott Will & Emery is a premier international law firm with a diversified business practice. Numbering more than 1,000 lawyers, we have offices in Boston, Brussels, Chicago, Düsseldorf, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Miami, Milan, Munich, New York, Orange County, Paris, Rome, Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C. Extending our reach to Asia, we have a strategic alliance with MWE China Law Offices in Shanghai.