Awards and rankings

  • #1 Global M&A by deal volume (Mergermarket 2010-2018)
  • #1 European M&A by deal volume (Mergermarket 2013-2018)
  • #1 Worldwide Mid-Market and Small-Cap M&A deal volume (Thomson Reuters 2018)
  • #1 Europe Private Equity - Buyouts by deal volume (Mergermarket 2018)
  • #1 Europe Private Equity - Exits by deal volume (Mergermarket 2018)
  • #1 Europe Private Equity - Buyouts & Exits combined by deal volume (Mergermarket 2018)
  • #1 Most active law firm in Europe for private equity deals (Pitchbook 2018)
  • #2 Most active law firm globally for private equity deals (Pitchbook 2018)
  • #2 Most active law firm in US private equity deals (Pitchbook 2018)
  • #2 Most active law firm globally for private equity buyouts (Pitchbook 2018)
  • #2 Most active law firm in the rest of the world venture capital deals (Pitchbook 2018)
  • #3 US M&A by deal volume (Mergermarket 2018)
  • #3 Global Private Equity - Buyouts & Exits combined by deal volume (Mergermarket 2019)
  • DLA Piper is the only firm to rank as one of the top five most active law firms for private equity, venture capital and M&A deal volume (PitchBook 2018)