Firm Secures Leading Position in Mid-and Small-Cap M&A and Private Equity Deals

NEW YORK (May 16, 2016) – McDermott Will & Emery was ranked highly in the first quarter of 2016 by top tier league tables for its transactional capabilities. These results demonstrate the Firm's leading position in mid-and small-cap transactions in mergers & acquisitions and private equity, both in the US and globally.

Most notably, with the first quarter logging one of the slowest starts in private equity deal activity in recent years, McDermott had a banner Q1 2016, ranking 6th in deal count for both US and global buyouts and exits. In M&A, the Firm ranked significantly higher for deal count year-over-year for US Midwest and Europe (climbing 44 spots to the number 5 and 90 spots to number 15, respectively).

“We are proud to be highly ranked once again by the nation’s leading league tables for our strong results in M&A and private equity transactions,” said Ira Coleman, global head of McDermott's Corporate & Transactional Practice. “This recognition reflects the strong commitment of our transaction lawyers who provide skilled guidance to clients in order to achieve the best outcome possible for any given transaction.”

McDermott focuses on reporting deal activity to the most reputable league tables including Thomson Reuters, Bloomberg and Mergermarket. It is important to note league table criteria vary among the reporting agencies. In addition, rankings do take account of private transactions that cannot be publicly reported; thus, given McDermott’s active private company transactional practice, even these rankings substantially understate McDermott’s positioning in the marketplace for deal value.

Deals are reported to the league tables by the Firm based on information provided by lawyers via McDermott’s Transactions Database and other sources. Deals include work by McDermott’s Transactions, Antitrust, Health and Tax practice groups.

Highlights of McDermott Will & Emery’s Q1 M&A League Table Rankings:

Thomson Reuters

Mid-Market Cap (up to $500M)
Top 20 by Deal Volume – US target
Top 25 by Deal Volume – Worldwide
Top 25 by Deal Volume – European involvement

Small Cap (up to $50M)
Top 15 by Deal Volume – Worldwide
Top 15 by Deal Volume – US target
Top 15 by Deal Volume – French involvement
Top 20 by Deal Volume – European involvement


5th by Deal Volume – US Midwest
9th by Deal Volume – Germanic
10th by Deal Volume – Germany
15th by Deal Volume – Europe

6th by Deal Volume – Global (buyouts and exits)
6th by Deal Volume – US (buyouts and exits)
7th by Deal Volume – US buyouts
7th by Deal Volume – Global exits
9th by Deal Volume – US exits
11th by Deal Volume – Global buyouts
11th by Deal Volume – Europe exits

About McDermott Will & Emery

McDermott Will & Emery is a premier international law firm with a diversified business practice. Numbering more than 1,000 lawyers, we have offices in Boston, Brussels, Chicago, Dallas, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Miami, Milan, Munich, New York, Orange County, Paris, Rome, Seoul, Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C. Further extending our reach into Asia, we have a strategic alliance with MWE China Law Offices in Shanghai.