Awards and Rankings April 20, 2021

Goodwin Named the Number One Firm for Global and U.S. M+A Deals in Q1 2021

The recently released Q1 2021 Global League Tables have once again named Goodwin the number one legal advisor (by deal count) for global and US M&A deals. Additionally, the firm ranked as the top firm (by deal count) for mid-market and small-cap M&A globally and in the United States, and was also recognized as a leading firm for private equity and capital markets transactions.

The rankings reflect the firm’s collaborative nature across practices and geographies, robust focus on the middle-market and unquestioned positioning at the intersection of capital and innovation. Goodwin’s M&A, Private Equity and Capital Markets teams work in concert with the firm’s Technology, Life Sciences, Healthcare, and Real Estate practices in order to meet the varied needs of clients ranging from startups and emerging companies to established global brands.

Goodwin was highly ranked in the following categories for Q1 2021 (by deal count):

Refinitiv Global M&A Review

  • #1 Global M&A (completed)
  • #1 Global M&A Principal Advisors (completed)
  • #1 US Target (completed)
  • #1 Any US Involvement (completed)

Refinitiv Global Mid-Market M&A Review — (up to $500m)

  • #1 Global Mid-Market
  • #1 US Target Mid-Market
  • #3 Hong Kong Involvement Mid-Market

Refinitiv Global Small-Cap M&A Review — (up to $50m)

  • #1 Global Small-Cap
  • #1 US Target Small-Cap
  • #2 Hong Kong Involvement Small-Cap

Mergermarket Global M&A and Private Equity League Tables

  • #3 Global Exits
  • #4 US Exits
  • #4 Europe Exits
  • #4 US M&A

Bloomberg Global M&A Review

  • #4 US (announced)
  • #5 Global (announced)

Bloomberg Global M&A Mid-Market Review

  • #3 US Mid-Market (up to $250m)
  • #3 US Mid-Market (up to $500m)
  • #4 Global Mid-Market (up to $250m)
  • #4 Global PE (up to $500m)

FactSet League Table Rankings

  • #5 US M&A (announced)
  • #5 US Middle-Market M&A (announced)

Refinitiv Global Capital Markets Review

  • #3 US Equity & Equity-Related (issuer)
  • #5 Global Equity & Equity-Related (manager)