McDermott Ranks #1 in Healthcare Private Equity For Third Consecutive Year - McDermott Will & Emery

McDermott Ranks #1 in Healthcare Private Equity For Third Consecutive Year


For the third consecutive year, leading international law firm McDermott Will & Emery ranks #1 for healthcare private equity in PitchBook’s 2019 League Tables.

McDermott was credited with 72 private equity backed healthcare transactions in 2019—35% more deals than the second-place firm. In total, the Firm completed 342 M&A transactions in 2019, 156 of which were focused in healthcare.

“As the industry leader, we do more healthcare private equity and M&A deals than any other Firm because we have unparalleled insight into the healthcare market and across all of its sub-sectors. We are so proud to be the Firm that more clients trust and we work hard to earn that position every day,” said Ira Coleman, Chairman of McDermott Will & Emery. “With private equity being one of our strongest power alleys, we are closing in fast on leadership positions in other areas, too, including in finance, technology and energy—and it’s because our clients know we’re with them every step of the way. It’s truly what we love to do.”

“Our relentless dedication to meeting and exceeding the needs of our clients has allowed us to increase the number of private equity transactions we handle from existing clients and new clients seeking that same expertise,” said Harris Siskind, global head of McDermott’s Transactions Practice Group.

“In addition to the increases we have seen in year-over-year deal activity, we have also attracted five new private equity partners to our team, including Tom Whelan, the former global private equity chair of an Am Law 25 law firm who recently joined our London office,” added Harris.

Among other notable results, McDermott ranks #4 in private equity transactions globally.

As a leader in the private equity sector, McDermott hosts three of the most influential global private equity seminars, including two fall events in London and New York and a spring event in Miami focused solely on healthcare private equity. Information on the upcoming Miami event can be found here.

PitchBook 2019 Full Year Rankings

  • #1 in healthcare PE (3rd year in a row)
  • #4 in PE globally
  • #5 in PE buyouts
  • #6 in PE in the US

About PitchBook

PitchBook’s 2019 Global League Tables is the comprehensive ranking of private equity and venture capital activity worldwide for the full quarter. The tables detail top investors by region, firm headquarters, AUM and more, as well as the most active law firms and acquirers of PE-backed and VC-backed companies. In addition, there are multiple tables detailing which service providers are most active in a given deal type, such as the law firms that most frequently service buyouts

About McDermott

McDermott Will & Emery partners with leaders around the world to fuel missions, knock down barriers and shape markets. With more than 20 locations on three continents, our team works seamlessly across practices, industries and geographies to deliver highly effective—and often unexpected—solutions that propel success. More than 1,100 lawyers strong, we bring our personal passion and legal prowess to bear in every matter for our clients and the people they serve.

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