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23 February 20233 minute read

DLA Piper named #1 for combined global deal volume in M&A, venture capital and private equity 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 2022 Annual Global League Tables ranking. Last year the firm ranked #3, marking significant upward market moves.

Further, DLA Piper was recognized as one of the most active law firms for M&A deal volume, ranking #1 globally (up from #3 last year) and #2 in the US (up from #5 last year). The firm also ranked #1 globally for sell-side M&A transactions. For buy-side M&A, the firm ranked #1 and #2 globally and in the US, respectively.

According to the data collected by PitchBook, DLA Piper was recognized as a top 5 law firm for venture capital deal volume in the US, and in a number of regions, including New England, the Great Lakes, the South, Mid-Atlantic and Mountain. Globally, the firm ranked in the top five in sectors including media, consumer goods & services, healthcare devices and supplies, transportation, and pharma & biotech.

“M&A, venture capital and private equity are key focus areas for our firm, and we couldn’t be more delighted to see our firm move to the top spot,” said Andrew Gilbert, US chair of DLA Piper’s Corporate practice. “We look forward to continue partnering with our clients to help them navigate the fast-changing transactional landscape and achieve their business goals in the current climate.”

“On behalf of my colleagues, we are proud to see our ranking reflect the caliber of our work both globally and in the US. It’s a true testament to our top-notch industry capabilities, advising on some of the world’s most complex transactions, and we look forward to another stellar year,” said Kathleen Ruhland, global co-chair of the firm’s Corporate practice.

“We are grateful for our clients for continuing to choose us for their most sophisticated deals and to trust us in this economic environment. Without them, we could not have earned this well-regarded industry accolade,” said Benjamin Parameswaran, global co-chair of DLA Piper’s Corporate practice. “I’m also thankful for my DLA colleagues who continue to raise the bench in the capabilities we bring to market and the excellent client service we provide.”

A complete list of PitchBook's rankings is available in the 2022 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 13 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.