1/7/2020

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP (Blakes) has been ranked as a leading Canadian law firm for domestic and global M&A in 2019. 

Bloomberg, Refinitiv (formerly Thomson Reuters) and Mergermarket rank Blakes as the No. 1 Canadian law firm in domestic and global M&A deals by deal value in their annual league tables.

Blakes is also the No. 1 Canadian law firm in domestic private equity buyouts/exits by deal value, and No. 1 Canadian law firm in American and global private equity buyouts/exits by both deal count and deal value.

Blakes strength in providing Canadian legal advice to companies investing in Canada, as well as Canadian companies doing international transactions, was reflected by best-in-class rankings in multiple international jurisdictions. The Firm has notable rankings for M&A deals in the United States, Asia Pacific, Central and South America and Europe.

Other notable results from the M&A league tables include rankings in specific sectors such as agribusiness, food and beverage, energy and renewables, financial services, healthcare, biotech, pharmaceuticals and mining.

A selection of our 2019 No. 1 rankings are listed below:

M&A

Bloomberg

  • No. 1 in Canada announced deals – Values up to US$500-million by deal value
  •  No. 1 in Canada announced deals – Values up to US$250-million by deal value
  • No. 1 Canadian firm in global announced deals by deal value
  • No. 1 Canadian firm in global announced deals – Values up to US$500-million by deal value
  • No. 1 Canadian firm in global announced deals – Values up to US$250-million by deal value

 

Refinitiv

  • No. 1 in Canada announced deals by deal value
  • No. 1 Canadian firm in global announced deals by deal value
  • No. 1 Canadian firm in global announced deals – Values up to US$250-million by deal value

 

PRIVATE EQUITY

Bloomberg

  • No. 1 in Canada announced buyouts/exits by deal value
  • No. 1 Canadian firm in global announced buyouts/exits by deal value
  • No. 1 Canadian firm in global announced buyouts/exits by deal count
  • No. 1 Canadian firm in United States announced buyouts/exits by deal value
  • No. 1 Canadian firm in United States announced buyouts/exits by deal count
  • No. 1 Canadian firm in Europe announced buyouts/exits by deal value

 

Refinitiv

  •  No. 1 in Canada announced buyouts/exits by deal value
  • No. 1 Canadian firm in global announced buyouts/exits by deal value
  • No. 1 Canadian firm in United States announced buyouts/exits by deal value
  • No. 1 Canadian firm in United States announced buyouts/exits by deal count

 

Mergermarket

  • No. 1 in Canada announced buyouts/exits by deal value
  • No. 1 Canadian firm in United States announced buyouts/exits by deal value
  • No. 1 Canadian firm in Europe announced buyouts/exits by deal value

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