California Corporate/M&A contains several ranking tables which recognize the top law firms in the market who advise on high-level company acquisitions, dispositions and related financing arrangements. Priority is placed on those law firms and lawyers who represents buyers and sellers in M&A, while those acting for financial advisors, underwriters and the banks financing such transactions are also considered.
The California Corporate/M&A: Private Equity section recognizes lawyers across the state who specialize in the representation of private equity funds and their portfolio companies in M&A transactions. Firms who consistently act on behalf of the biggest private equity funds and their portfolio companies in the highest value transactions are ranked in Corporate/M&A: Private Equity: The Elite. Among the many prominent law firms ranked in this section is Kirkland & Ellis, which maintains its position at the forefront of the market due to its unrivalled track record of advising on the most significant M&A involving private equity funds. The newly introduced Corporate/M&A: Private Equity: Highly Regarded recognizes a number of other firms noted for their skillful handling of a wide array of sophisticated mid-market private equity-related M&A deals including Greenberg Traurig, Winston & Strawn and Stubbs Alderton & Markiles.
Firms and lawyers who act on behalf of private companies in M&A are ranked according to their location in either San Francisco, Silicon Valley & Surrounds Corporate/M&A, Los Angeles & Surrounds Corporate/M&A, Sacramento Corporate M&A and San Diego Corporate M&A sections. Firms in this space advise on headline-grabbing deals across a number of industries, with many boasting a wealth of experience handling transactions in the technology and life sciences sectors.
The Corporate/M&A: Deals in Asia section showcases California-based law firms and lawyers with significant experience handling corporate transactions involving companies in Asia, including Japan, China and Korea. A consistent leader in this space is Morrison & Foerster, whose work on behalf of SoftBank continues to set them apart in this market.