Awards and Rankings
January 12, 2023

Goodwin Is the Number One Firm for Global M&A in 2022


Goodwin has once again earned the top position among law firms in Refinitiv’s recently released full-year 2022 league tables for global M&A by deal count.

According to Refinitiv, in 2022 Goodwin advised on 1,028 announced deals valued at approximately $128.6 billion. This year’s total represents 202 deals more than the firm’s next closest competitor, and a nearly 12% increase in Goodwin’s overall market share as compared to 2021. Goodwin also led all law firms by acting as principal advisor on 1,025 announced deals, which represents 99.7% of the firm’s total deal count.

“We are honored to serve as trusted advisors to our private equity, technology, life sciences, real estate, financial services, and other clients across select industry verticals and geographies,” said Stuart Cable, Goodwin’s Vice Chairman and Global Head of M&A. “The 2022 M&A global league tables once again ranking Goodwin as the most prolific law firm in the world, as measured by the number of closed transactions, is a testament to the strength and resiliency of our robust industry-specific focus and client-centric approach. We are exceptionally proud of this accomplishment, and look forward to continuing to partner with our clients in order to help them build upon their success in the years ahead.”

In addition to these results, the 2022 league tables from Bloomberg and Mergermarket have highly ranked Goodwin for its ability to advise clients throughout a variety of M&A and Private Equity transactions. These rankings span geographies, including Europe and Asia, and once again cement the firm’s standing as a leader for global M&A.

Goodwin’s standout 2022 league tables’ results include:

  • Refinitiv Global M&A
    • #1 Global – Announced
    • #1 Global Principal Advisors – Announced
    • #1 Global – Announced, including Withdrawn
    • #1 Global – Completed
    • #1 Global Principal Advisors – Completed
    • #1 Any US Involvement – Announced
    • #1 Any US Involvement – Completed
    • #1 US Target – Announced
    • #1 US Target – Completed
  • Bloomberg Global M&A Mid-Market
    • #4 US Mid-Market (Up to $250m)
    • #5 US Mid-Market (Up to $500m)
    • #5 Global PE (Up to $250m and Up to $500m)
  • Mergermarket Global M&A
    • #1 Europe Buyouts
    • #2 Global Buyouts
    • #2 US M&A
    • #2 US Exits
    • #3 Global M&A
    • #3 US Buyouts