For the eighth consecutive year, DLA Piper earned the top legal advisor ranking globally for overall M&A deal volume in 2017, according to Mergermarket's league tables. The firm was involved in more than 550 transactions worldwide valued at approximately US$102 billion. DLA Piper also retained its top four ranking for overall deal volume in the United States.
DLA Piper was also ranked number one by Thomson Reuters in its mid-market M&A rankings covering deals valued up to US$500 million. The firm worked on 569 mid-market deals in 2017, with a combined value of US$13.6 billion.
Underscoring its reputation as a top legal advisor in the global market, DLA Piper was ranked number one for deal volume in Europe for the fifth consecutive year and number one for deal volume in the United Kingdom for the eighth consecutive year. The firm was ranked number one for deal volume in France for the first time and for the second consecutive year in the Nordics. It also retained its number one ranking for Private Equity for combined buyouts and exits across Europe.
In Russia, the firm was ranked the second top firm for deal volume, and in Italy it was ranked number four for deal value with transactions worth approximately US$35 billion.
Finally, following its strategic expansion in the region, DLA Piper was ranked the third top firm in Latin America for transaction value for its involvement with deals worth approximately US$8 billion.
DLA Piper Highlights in Mergermarket's 2017 M&A Global League Table Report:
- #1 Global Deal Count
- #1 Europe Deal Count
- #1 UK Deal Count
- #1 France Deal Count
- #1 Nordics Deal Count
- #1 Europe Private Equity Buyouts and Exits
- #2 Russia Deal Count
- #3 Latin America Deal Value
- #4 US Deal Count
- #4 Italy Deal Value