Top Securities Law Firms – M&A Q1-Q3 2015

Similar to our weekly IPO and Transactions list, the Thomson Reuters Mergers & Acquisition Review is a treasure-trove of information about the “legal business” role in capital markets – and especially measuring the top firms executing M&A.

M&A activity for US targets is $1.5 trillion during the first nine months of 2015… a 46% increase compared to 2014 and the strongest period for US M&A since 1980. Congratulations to these firms and especially to organizations that selected Vintage for our Virtual Data Room and final EDGAR work.

From the TR M&A report:

Total deal count compared with total value per sector (click image to enlarge)

MA_ADVIROS

Top firms per sector

Law firm / Advisor Total Deals Value ($M) Deal Count Sector Ranking
Latham & Watkins 143,817 26 Healthcare Leader
Gibson Dunn & Crutcher 116,206 10 Healthcare  
Weil Gotshal & Manges 115,016 12 Healthcare  
Cravath, Swaine & Moore 108,588 6 Energy & Power Leader
Gibson Dunn & Crutcher 104,268 6 Energy & Power  
Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson 97,362 5 Media Leader
Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz 95,892 7 Media  
Davis Polk & Wardwell 91,493 14 High Tech Leader
Latham & Watkins 91,084 20 Energy & Power  
DLA Piper LLP 89,166 9 Media  
Skadden 83,686 21 High Tech  
Latham & Watkins 69,882 26 High Tech  
Cravath, Swaine & Moore 55,282 8 Materials Leader
Sullivan & Cromwell 49,694 16 Financial Leader
Davis Polk & Wardwell 47,836 16 Financial  
Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz 37,647 24 Financial  
Alston & Bird 35,823 1 Materials  
Munger Tolles & Olson 35,823 1 Materials  
Skadden 31,071 16 Industrials Leader
Davis Polk & Wardwell 27,967 11 Consumer Leader
White & Case LLP 26,135 11 Consumer  
Kirkland & Ellis 24,564 34 Industrials  
Skadden 23,032 7 Consumer  
Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson 21,727 8 Industrials  
Skadden 14,050 4 Telecomm Leader
Sidley Austin LLP 13,841 3 Real Estate Leader
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett 12,845 5 Real Estate  
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett 12,649 4 Telecomm  
Cravath, Swaine & Moore 11,500 2 Telecomm  
Skadden 10,949 8 Real Estate  

 

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