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27 February 20242 minute read

DLA Piper named #1 for combined global deal volume by PitchBook

DLA Piper is pleased to announce that the firm ranked as the #1 most active law firm for combined global deal volume in mergers & acquisitions, venture capital and private equity, according to PitchBook’s 2023 Annual League Tables Report

Further, DLA Piper was recognized as one of the most active law firms for M&A deal volume, ranking #1 globally and #2 in the US. The firm also ranked #1 globally for sell-side and buy-side M&A transactions and was ranked #2 for buy-side M&A transactions in the US. DLA Piper was also recognized as a top 5 law firm for venture capital deal volume in the US.

“We are proud that the hard work and dedication of our attorneys across M&A, venture capital and private equity continue to be reflected in the Pitchbook rankings year-over-year. This recognition is a testament to the strength of our capabilities across sectors, both globally and domestically, and we look forward to supporting our clients with our industry-leading counsel,” said Kathleen Ruhland, global co-chair of the firm’s Corporate practice.

“The firm remains focused on the key areas of M&A, venture capital and private equity, and we are delighted to retain our status as the #1 most active law firm in combined deal volume,” said Andrew Gilbert, US chair of DLA Piper’s Corporate practice.

A complete list of PitchBook's rankings is available in the 2023 Annual League Tables Report. PitchBook is a leading financial data and technology company, providing a comprehensive view of dealmaking activity across global private and public financial markets.

With more than 1,000 corporate lawyers globally, DLA Piper helps clients execute complex transactions seamlessly while supporting clients across all stages of development. The firm has been rated number one in global M&A volume for 14 consecutive years, according to Mergermarket.

DLA Piper’s Emerging Growth and Venture Capital practice includes more than 200 lawyers who provide strategic counsel to emerging companies in high-growth industries, including technology, healthcare, pharma & biotech, financial services, manufacturing, and communications. Over the last three years, DLA Piper has completed more than 2,100 financings globally totaling over US$80 billion.

With more than 225 global lawyers who provide strategic counsel to private equity funds and their industry-leading portfolio companies, DLA Piper’s Private Equity practice has the capacity, experience and relationships to help drive value across the investment life cycle by delivering responsive, efficient and integrated solutions around the world.