Simpson Thacher, Cravath and Skadden Arps Lead the M&A Pack

Law Firms

Simpson Thacher had the most $10 billion plus mega deals in the first half of 2016, with clients announcing six deals totaling $104.4 billion.

In terms of deal volume, Cravath is the first half of 2016 leader for announced mega deals, with their clients totaling $152.2 billion from 3 deals.

For deals coming in between $1 billion and $10 billion, Skadden Arps led the pack, advising on 19 announced deals for $61.6 billion.

Latham & Watkins advised on 27 deals in the $100 million to $1 billion transaction range, totaling $11.6 billion.

The above analysis is based on an examination of data pulled from our Bloomberg Law: Corporate Transactions platform regarding announced mergers and acquisitions valued in excess of $100 million involving U.S. targets over the last two quarters.

For more on the latest trends in M&A, please see our Quarterly M&A Market Update.