Press Release

Cooley Among Top Firms on US, Global M&A Rankings

October 10, 2023

Palo Alto – October 10, 2023 – Cooley’s global M&A practice has been recognized based on its M&A activity on Bloomberg’s, Refinitiv’s and Mergermarket’s Q3 2023 M&A league tables. Led by co-chairs Jamie Leigh and Barbara Borden, Cooley’s M&A practice continues to dominate in public and private transactions in the US and globally. 

Cooley earned top recognitions, most notably from: 

  • Bloomberg, which again ranked the firm #1 for global- and US-announced deals by deal count, as well as global- and US-announced deals – principals by deal count, and #1 for global mid-market deals and private equity deals, each by both value and count. 
  • Refinitiv, which again ranked the firm #1 for US target completed deals based on deal count, as well as #2 for US- and global-announced and completed deals by deal count.
  • Mergermarket, which ranked the firm #3 on its US league table by deal count and #4 on its global league table.

To support these rankings, Cooley handled deals across a variety of industries, while maintaining its top position in technology and life sciences, and worked on several market-leading transactions, including:

Cooley’s world-class transactional team has worked on 1,810+ M&A deals for an aggregate value of more than $835 billion since 2018 – guiding top companies, financial advisers and private equity sponsors in some of the market’s largest and most complex transactions. With the recent addition of a five-partner private equity and M&A team in Cooley’s Denver office, the M&A group includes 180+ practitioners and spans 18 major business and technology centers in the US, Asia and Europe, representing all categories of participants in transactions.

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