Awards and Rankings July 12, 2021

Goodwin Named the Number One Firm for Global and US M+A in H1 2021 League Tables

The recently released H1 2021 Global League Tables continue to highlight Goodwin’s standing as the number one legal advisor (by Deal Count) for Global and US M&A deals. Additionally, the firm continued its dominance in the middle market, ranking as the top firm (by Deal Value) for Global Mid-Market Private Equity transactions and UK Mid-Market M&A deals.

This success took place as Global M&A activity set records throughout the first half of 2021. According to Reuters, “deals worth $1.5 trillion were announced in the three months to June 30,” which is “more than any second quarter on record and up 13% from the record first quarter of the year.”

Goodwin’s ability to advise clients during such a strong market reflects the unique capabilities of the firm’s M&A and Private Equity lawyers, particularly when it comes to transactions across the Technology, Healthcare and Life Sciences sectors. This positioning at the intersection of capital and innovation allows Goodwin to advise both the innovators and investors utilizing technology to transform industries around the world.

Goodwin was highly ranked in the following categories for H1 2021:

Refinitiv Global M&A (Deal Count):

  • #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  • #1 Global – Announced, including Withdrawn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 – Completed
  • #1 US Target – Completed

Bloomberg Global Mid-Market M&A (Deal Value):

  • #1 UK Mid-Market (up to $250M)
  • #1 Global PE (up to $500M)
  • #2 Global PE (up to $250M)
  • #2 Global Mid-Market (up to $250M)
  • #2 US Mid-Market (up to $250M)
  • #3 US Mid-Market (up to $500M)
  • #2 Western & Eastern Europe (up to $250M)

Bloomberg Global M&A (Deal Count):

  • #3 Global – Announced
  • #3 US – Announced
  • #3 China – Announced

Bloomberg Global Mid-Market M&A (Deal Count):

  • #2 US Mid-Market (up to $250M)
  • #3 Global Mid-Market (up to $500M)
  • #3 Global Mid-Market (up to $250M)
  • #3 Global PE (up to $500M)
  • #3 Global PE (up to $250M)
  • #3 US Mid-Market (up to $500M)
  • #3 UK Mid-Market (up to $500M)
  • #3 UK Mid-Market (up to $250M)

Mergermarket Global M&A (Deal Count):

  • #2 US Exits
  • #3 Global Exits