International law firm Dorsey & Whitney LLP ranked #5 among all law firms for the number of U.S. merger and acquisition (M&A) deals completed in 2014, according to Thomson Reuters, a leading provider of financial information and services. Dorsey completed 140 U.S. M&A transactions in 2014 valued at more than $11 billion. This is the 21st consecutive year that Dorsey has ranked in the top 10 among all law firms for the number of U.S. M&A deals completed.
According to Thomson Reuters, in 2014, Dorsey ranked #6 for the number of announced Mid-Market M&A deals (values up to $500 million) with a U.S. target and #4 for the number of announced Small-Cap M&A deals (values up to $50 million) with a U.S. target.
Dorsey also excelled in M&A work globally, with a #17 ranking for the number of deals completed worldwide. The firm completed 175 M&A deals on a worldwide basis valued at more than $15.4 billion. Dorsey ranked #15 for the number of announced Mid-Market M&A deals worldwide and #7 for the number of announced Small-Cap deals worldwide.
“There was consistent robust M&A activity throughout 2014, resulting in four strong M&A quarters for the first time in recent years. We are very pleased to have helped our clients successfully navigate the dynamic deal environment in 2014 and complete significant acquisitions and divestitures that align with their strategic objectives,” said Matthew J. Knopf, Co-Chair of the Dorsey M&A practice group.
“Being among the top law firms in M&A for more than 20 years is a tribute to Dorsey’s firm-wide strength and depth as a trusted M&A advisor,” noted Samuel P. Gardiner, who co-chairs the M&A group with Mr. Knopf. “It is gratifying that so many of our clients regularly entrust us with their most important transactions.”