Global M&A Deal Rankings: First Half of 2016 Shows Goldman Sachs, White & Case on Top


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Goldman Sachs & Co. and White & Case LLP led the way in global merger and acquisition deal volume in the first half of 2016, according to Bloomberg data.

Goldman shepherded 144 deals worth more than $417 billion, constituting more than a quarter of the market share for all global, announced deals. That’s down from where Goldman was at this point a year ago with 174 deals worth more than $500 billion.

White & Case advised on 138 deals worth more than $277 billion, roughly one-sixth of the market share. The mid-year leader last year, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, had handled 140 deals worth more than $400 billion.

Among other law firms, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP filled out the top five for the first half of the year. Simpson Thacher was just under the $200 billion threshold, which was eclipsed by the others.

The global M&A legal and financial advisory league tables, among many others, are available on Bloomberg Law: Corporate Transactions.

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