7/27/2017


TORONTO (July 27, 2017) – Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP (Blakes), one of Canada’s leading business law firms, is pleased to have the No. 1 position in the Financial Post’s Legal Post Q2 corporate finance league tables.

“Blakes topped our marquee table, Canadian legal advisor to issuers on debt and equity deals, combined,” notes the Post. “Blakes advised on deals worth a combined $11.68 billion during the quarter.” The article, also covering advisors to underwriters, went on to comment that “Blakes topped our table for advising underwriters on equity deals both in terms of deal flow and deal value. It worked on 10 deals that raised $4.19 billion for the underwriters’ clients.”

Blakes is also ranked as the No. 1 Canadian law firm in a number of Canadian, U.S. and global corporate finance categories — by deal value and/or count — according to 2017 half-year rankings from Bloomberg and Mergermarket.

A selection of our number-one rankings is below:

Bloomberg

No. 1 in Canada Equity Offerings Issuer Adviser by deal value and count
No. 1 in Canada Equity Offerings Manager Adviser by deal count
No. 1 in Canada IPO Issuer Adviser by deal value
No. 1 in Canada Equity and Equity Linked Manager Adviser by deal value and count
No. 1 in Canada Equity, Equity Linked and Preferred Issuer Adviser by deal count
No. 1 in Canada Equity, Equity Linked and Preferred Manager Adviser by deal value and count
No. 1 in Canada Corporate Bonds Issuer Adviser by deal count
No. 1 in Canada Retail Structured Products Issuer Adviser by value and count
No. 1 in Canada Retail Structured Products Combined Issuer and Manager Adviser by value and count
No. 1 Canadian firm in Global Equity, Equity Linked and Rights Manager Adviser by deal value and count
No. 1 Canadian firm in Global IPO Issuer Adviser by deal value
No. 1 Canadian firm in Global Corporate Bonds Issuer Adviser by deal value and count
No. 1 Canadian firm in United States High-Yield Corporate Bonds Manager Adviser by deal value
No. 1 Canadian firm in United States High-Yield Corporate Bonds Manager Adviser by deal count

Thomson Reuters

No. 1 in Canada Equity and Equity-Related Issuer Legal Adviser by deal value and count
No. 1 in Canada Equity and Equity-Related Manager Legal Adviser by deal value and count
No. 1 in Canada All Debt Issuer Legal Adviser by deal count
No. 1 Canadian firm in Global Equity and Equity-Related Issuer Legal Adviser by deal value and count
No. 1 Canadian firm in Global equity and Equity-Related Manager Legal Adviser by deal value and count
No. 1 Canadian firm in Global All Debt Issuer Legal Adviser by deal count

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