Awards and Rankings

  • #1 Global M&A deal volume for the last eleven years (Mergermarket 2010-2020)
  • #1 European M&A by deal volume (Mergermarket 2013-2020)
  • #2 Americas M&A by deal volume (Mergermarket 2020)
  • #1 Most active law firm in Europe for private equity deals (PitchBook 2020)
  • #3 Most active law firm globally for private equity deals (PitchBook 2020)
  • Top three most active law firm for combined global deal volume in private equity, venture capital and M&A (PitchBook 2020)
  • #2 most active law firm in fund formation for private capital funds with less than $50M AUM (Prequin Service Providers in Alternative Assets Special Report, December 2019)
  • #3 most active law firm in fund formation for private capital funds with $50M - $99M AUM (Prequin Service Providers in Alternative Assets Special Report, December 2019)
  • #3 Global Private Equity - Buyouts & Exits combined by deal volume (Mergermarket 2018-2020)
  • According to data collected by PitchBook, DLA Piper represented more investors than any other law firm in 2020, and has represented the most investors for nine consecutive years