Dorsey Ranks Again Among Top Firms for Mergers and Acquisitions in 2015

MINNEAPOLIS--()--International law firm Dorsey & Whitney LLP ranked #6 among all law firms for the number of U.S. merger and acquisition (M&A) deals completed in 2015, according to Thomson Reuters, a leading provider of financial information and services. Dorsey completed 164 U.S. M&A transactions in 2015 valued at more than $16 billion. This is the 22nd consecutive year that Dorsey has ranked in the top 10 among all law firms for the number of U.S. M&A deals completed.

According to Thomson Reuters, in 2015, Dorsey ranked #6 for the number of announced Mid-Market M&A deals (values up to $500 million) with a U.S. target and #4 for the number of announced Small-Cap M&A deals (values up to $50 million) with a U.S. target.

Dorsey also excelled in M&A work globally, with a #13 ranking for the number of deals completed worldwide. The firm completed 185 M&A deals on a worldwide basis valued at more than $20.3 billion. Dorsey ranked #13 for the number of announced Mid-Market M&A deals worldwide and #8 for the number of announced Small-Cap deals worldwide.

“There was consistent M&A activity throughout 2015, resulting in four strong M&A quarters. We are very pleased to have helped our clients successfully navigate the dynamic deal environment in 2015 and complete significant acquisitions and divestitures that align with their strategic objectives,” said William Jonason, Co-Chair of the Dorsey M&A practice group.

“Being among the top law firms in M&A for more than 20 years is a tribute to Dorsey’s firm-wide strength and depth as a trusted M&A advisor,” noted Samuel Gardiner, who co-chairs the M&A group with Mr. Jonason. “It is gratifying that so many of our clients regularly entrust us with their most important transactions.”

About Dorsey & Whitney LLP
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Contacts

Dorsey & Whitney LLP
Jeri Longtin-Kloss, 612-492-5315
longtin.kloss.jeri@dorsey.com

Release Summary

International law firm Dorsey & Whitney LLP ranked #6 among all law firms for the number of U.S. merger and acquisition (M&A) deals completed in 2015, according to Thomson Reuters.

Contacts

Dorsey & Whitney LLP
Jeri Longtin-Kloss, 612-492-5315
longtin.kloss.jeri@dorsey.com