Goodwin Procter was the leading legal advisor on venture capital M&A and IPO exits for 2012, with a total of 26, beating out Latham, Wilson, Cooley, Fenwick and Gunderson, according to recent figures released by Pitchbook, a research firm focused on the private equity and venture capital industries.
In addition, Private Equity Analyst recently released its annual ranking of the most active private equity and venture capital law firms in the United States. Goodwin Procter once again ranked fourth overall in total volume of combined private equity and venture capital financing transactions closed in 2012. For the year, Goodwin closed 629 venture capital deals and 302 private equity deals for a total of 931 combined deals. These results reflected significant increases in the number of both venture capital and private equity transactions for the year.
“Goodwin posted the largest percentage gain in deal activity among the top four ranked firms, as we continued to increase market share based on the strength of our private equity and venture capital practices,” said Brad Bugdanowitz, chair of Goodwin’s San Francisco office. “The synergies between these practices have positioned Goodwin at the forefront of the burgeoning growth equity sector.”
“As markets improved last year, our clients were able to execute deals ranging from seed financings to large growth equity and expansion stage financings,” added John Egan, co-chair of Goodwin’s Technology Companies Practice. “This robust deal volume is indicative of our growing level of activity across both coasts, as well as in both the tech and life sciences sectors.”
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