PE Dealmaking Robust but With More Caution

Private equity dealmaking slowed down but remained in healthy territory in the third quarter, amid talk of a potential recession. Overall, private equity dealmaking ebbed along with the overall M&A market, but ample dry powder and favorable financing trends continue to fuel activity. “The market remains very hot overall,” said Jim Andersen, founder and managing partner of Stamford, Conn.-based Clearview […]

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Private Equity Law Firms Power Rankings

Deals announced between January 2019 and December 2019 ranked by number of deals, then by aggregate transaction value in the event of a tie.

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Latham & Watkins LLP

Ropes & Gray LLP

Jones Day

Goodwin Procter LLP

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

White & Case LLP

McDermott Will & Emery LLP

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Sidley Austin LLP

DLA Piper

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Clifford Chance LLP

Paul Hastings LLP

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Dentons

Cooley LLP

Hogan Lovells

Greenberg Traurig LLP

Winston & Strawn LLP

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Honigman LLP

Locke Lord LLP

Shearman & Sterling LLP

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Stikeman Elliott LLP

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Squire Patton Boggs LLP

Vinson & Elkins LLP

Dechert LLP

Baker & McKenzie LLP

Alston & Bird LLP

Allen & Overy LLP

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC

O’Melveny & Myers LLP

McGuireWoods LLP

K&L Gates LLP

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

McCarthy Tetrault LLP

Mayer Brown LLP

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Linklaters LLP

Norton Rose LLP

P+P Pollath Partners

Travers Smith LLP

Pepper Hamilton LLP

Milbank LLP

King & Spalding LLP

Eversheds Sutherland Ltd.

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

Addleshaw Goddard LLP

Stibbe

Richards, Layton & Finger PA

Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP

Pinsent Masons LLP

Osborne Clarke

Torys LLP

Baker Botts LLP

Proskauer Rose LLP

NautaDutilh NV

Gowling WLG International Ltd.

Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

Morrison & Foerster LLP

CMS Legal Services EEIG

Foley & Lardner LLP

Akerman LLP

Perkins Coie LLP

Slaughter and May Ltd.

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Dorsey & Whitney LLP

Hengeler Mueller

De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek NV

Holland & Knight LLP

Cuatrecasas

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

Lowenstein Sandler LLP

Troutman Sanders LLP

Covington & Burling LLP

Heuking Kuhn Luer Wojtek

Reed Smith LLP

Blank Rome LLP

King & Wood Mallesons

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

Gattai, Minoli, Agostinelli & Partners

Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff LLP

Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP

Gateley plc

Macfarlanes LLP

Foley Hoag LLP