4/5/2017

TORONTO (April 6, 2017) – Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP (Blakes), one of Canada’s leading business law firms, is pleased to announce that we are ranked in the top 10 firms worldwide for global M&A, according to Bloomberg’s Q1 rankings.

Bloomberg ranked Blakes as the No. 1 Canadian firm in global M&A by deal value and count in the last quarter, and seventh in global deal value and count for all law firms for the same period.

Blakes was also ranked as No. 1 in Canada for M&A by deal value and count in Bloomberg’s Q1 rankings, and No. 1 in Canada and internationally by deal count by Thomson Reuters and Mergermarket in their Q1 rankings.

A selection of our No. 1 rankings is listed below.

Bloomberg

  • ​No. 1 in Canada announced by deal value
  • No. 1 in Canada announced by deal count
  • No. 1 in Canada mid-market announced – values up to C$500-million by deal value
  • No. 1 in Canada mid-market announced – values up to C$500-million by deal count
  • No. 1 Canadian firm in global announced by deal value
  • No. 1 Canadian firm in global announced by deal count
  • No. 1 Canadian firm in global mid-market announced – values up to C$500-million by deal value
  • No. 1 Canadian firm in global mid-market announced – values up to C$500-million by deal count

Thomson Reuters

  • ​No. 1 in Canada announced by deal count
  • No. 1 in Canada mid-market announced – values up to C$500-million by deal value
  • No. 1 in Canada mid-market announced – values up to C$500-million by deal count
  • No. 1 Canadian firm in global announced by deal value
  • No. 1 Canadian firm in global announced by deal count
  • No. 1 Canadian firm in global mid-market announced – values up to C$500-million by deal value
  • No. 1 Canadian firm in global mid-market announced – values up to C$500-million by deal count

Mergermarket

  • ​No. 1 in Canada announced by deal count
  • No. 1 Canadian firm in global announced by deal value
  • No. 1 Canadian firm in global announced by deal count
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