Cooley Continues Climb in US and Global M&A Rankings

Firm earned top recognitions on M&A league tables for Q3 2022

Palo Alto – October 11, 2022 – With nearly $15 billion in deal value during the third quarter of 2022, Cooley’s M&A practice earned the firm top recognitions on Bloomberg’s, Mergermarket’s and Refinitiv’s regional and global M&A league tables for the quarter. The practice, led by co-chairs Barbara Borden and Jamie Leigh, continues to lead in public and private transactions despite the uncertainty of the current mergers & acquisitions market.

Cooley earned top recognitions from major legal rankings – most notably, by Bloomberg, which ranked the firm second on global- and US-announced deals by deal count; by Mergermarket, which ranked the firm third on its US league table by deal count and fifth on its global league table by deal count; and by Refinitiv, which placed the firm among the top five for global-announced, US-announced and US target completed deals.

To support these rankings, Cooley handled deals across a variety of industries while maintaining its top position in technology and life sciences by working on several market-leading transactions, including One Medical’s $3.9 billion sale to Amazon; Thoma Bravo’s sale of Frontline Education to Roper Technologies; DigitalOcean’s acquisition of Cloudways; TCGplayer’s sale to eBay; and ViaCyte’s sale to Vertex Pharmaceuticals.

Cooley’s world-class transactional team has worked on 1,600+ M&A deals for an aggregate value of more than $760 billion since 2017, and has guided top companies and private equity sponsors in some of the market’s largest and most complex transactions. The 180+ member M&A group spans 18 major business and technology centers in the US, Asia and Europe and represents all categories of participants in transactions.

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Clients partner with Cooley on transformative deals, complex IP and regulatory matters, and high-stakes litigation, where innovation meets the law.

Cooley has 1,500 lawyers across 18 offices in the United States, Asia and Europe, and a total workforce of 3,300.

Related Contacts
Barbara Borden  Partner San Diego
Jamie Leigh  Partner San Francisco
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Mergers & Acquisitions