USA Illinois Corporate/M&A & Private Equity
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1Kirkland & EllisCorporate/M&A & Private Equity2022 | Band 1 | 18 Years RankedMarket-leading transactional practice with a stellar reputation for its expertise in high-value, international transactions. Demonstrates outstanding credentials in private equity buyouts and exits, alongside deep strengths in public M&A. Leverages its extensive resources in wider practice areas to offer an integrated transactional service, drawing from experts in tax, intellectual property and litigation. 1Latham & Watkins LLPCorporate/M&A & Private Equity2022 | Band 1 | 18 Years RankedProminent corporate practice with extensive capabilities in handling the full gamut of corporate matters, including restructurings, acquisitions and sales of both private and public companies. Represents a diverse range of clients from private equity firms to large privately held companies and family offices. Utilizes its strength in takeover defense and the breadth of its international network to advise on complex transactions covering multiple jurisdictions. 1Sidley Austin LLPCorporate/M&A & Private Equity2022 | Band 1 | 18 Years RankedAcclaimed corporate practice representing a broad list of private equity sponsors and global companies in high-profile M&A and private equity-related transactions. Draws upon its experience in capital markets and financial services regulation to further inform its offering. Represents clients across a range of industries including insurance, automotive, industrial, finance, technology, healthcare and consumer products. 1Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & AffiliatesCorporate/M&A & Private Equity2022 | Band 1 | 18 Years RankedHighly-esteemed corporate practice recognized for the formidable strength of its bench, which extends across its US and international office network. Demonstrates top-quality handling of a catalog of transactional matters for public and private companies and private equity firms in the structuring of some of their most sophisticated business deals. Also experienced in representing financial sponsors, governmental entities and investment banks.
2Mayer Brown LLPCorporate/M&A & Private Equity2022 | Band 2 | 18 Years RankedRecognized for the depth of its bench, comprising an impressive array of attorneys with extensive expertise in domestic and cross-border transactions. Solid offering for international as well as domestic clients, acting for a client base which includes global financial institutions, multinational corporates and private investment funds. 2McDermott Will & Emery LLPCorporate/M&A & Private Equity2022 | Band 2 | 18 Years RankedStrong M&A and private equity practice group with notable abilities in sophisticated M&A. Its signature strength in the healthcare and life sciences field is complemented by additional expertise in the food and beverage, technology and industrial sectors. Advises a range of public and private businesses, financial institutions and investors. 2Paul Hastings LLPCorporate/M&A & Private Equity2022 | Band 2 | 12 Years RankedDistinguished private equity practice with a strong track record in buyouts, divestitures and portfolio company work, calling upon added expertise in its impressive borrower-side financing practice. Also highly proficient in an array of M&A work for corporates, acting for clients in industries including healthcare, aerospace, information services and manufacturing. Offers impressive transaction-adjacent strengths in its IP, tax and employment practices, alongside roles advising clients on FCPA and wider regulatory compliance. 2Winston & Strawn LLPCorporate/M&A & Private Equity2022 | Band 2 | 18 Years RankedRobust practice advising an array of corporate clients and investors on complex M&A, leveraged finance and private equity transactions. Represents global public and private companies in some of their most high-profile cross-border deals, including strengths in distressed acquisitions, carve-outs and joint ventures. Frequently advises clients in the banking, energy, education, manufacturing, pharmaceutical and healthcare industries.
3Baker McKenzieCorporate/M&A & Private Equity2022 | Band 3 | 18 Years RankedHandles a broad spectrum of transactional work on behalf of an array of leading investors and corporations, with particular expertise in the healthcare and pharmaceutical sectors. Frequently seen handling major cross-border M&A, utilizing its global reach and impressive depth of resources. Offers particular expertise advising multinationals on carve-out and spinoff work. 3Jones DayCorporate/M&A & Private Equity2022 | Band 3 | 18 Years RankedRepresents leading corporations across industries such as energy, technology and financial services in a comprehensive range of M&A matters. Noted for its significant strength in private equity, corporate governance and capital markets work. Offers significant global capabilities in transactional work, bolstered by its extensive national and international network of offices and corporate law experts. 3KattenCorporate/M&A & Private Equity2022 | Band 3 | 18 Years RankedEsteemed corporate practice which offers particular strengths in midmarket transactions. Fields a number of expert corporate advisers representing clients from industries including life sciences, financial services and healthcare, alongside private equity firms and wider investors. Draws upon additional strength in tax structuring and cross-border matters to provide full-service transactional representation. 3Ropes & Gray LLPCorporate/M&A & Private Equity2022 | Band 3 | 9 Years RankedActs for a range of private equity clients and their portfolio companies in significant transactional work, including notable midmarket deals. Skilled in multijurisdictional matters, with expertise in transactions arising in the technology, pharmaceutical and financial services sectors.
4DLA Piper LLP (US)Corporate/M&A & Private Equity2022 | Band 4 | 17 Years RankedRespected corporate and securities offering, acting for both public and private clients and investors in a variety of high-profile M&A and private equity transactions. Boasts an excellent reputation in cross-border and multijurisdictional matters as a result of its extensive international footprint. Sector expertise covers healthcare, technology, business services, food, energy and real estate. 4Greenberg Traurig, LLPCorporate/M&A & Private Equity2022 | Band 4 | 17 Years RankedHighlighted for its capabilities in advising on a broad range of corporate and private equity-related matters. Additional strengths in complex financial markets including the structure of sophisticated investment transactions for hedge fund clients. Supported by a broad range of resources across the firm, providing additional expertise in such areas as real estate, IP and healthcare. 4Perkins Coie LLPCorporate/M&A & Private Equity2022 | Band 4 | 10 Years RankedNotable Chicago practice with a strong midmarket presence. Widely recognized for its representation of private equity funds and their portfolio companies along with major businesses. Maintains a strong bench of advisers with a depth of expertise in LBOs as well as a broad array of corporate and portfolio company matters. Acts for clients in many industries including manufacturing, healthcare and technology.
- Reed Smith LLPCorporate/M&A & Private Equity2022 | Band 4
5McGuireWoods LLPCorporate/M&A & Private Equity2022 | Band 5 | 2 Years RankedAdept at advising on midmarket deals. Frequently handles private equity acquisitions, general corporate issues and venture capital matters. Noted for its depth of expertise in healthcare transactions. 5Much Shelist, P.C.Corporate/M&A & Private Equity2022 | Band 5 | 4 Years RankedNotable team with strength in representing private equity firms in domestic and cross-border transactions. Recognized for its expertise in equity financing, M&A and sales. Holds additional experience in joint ventures and buyouts. Clients include companies from the manufacturing, technology and real estate sectors among other areas. 5Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLPCorporate/M&A & Private Equity2022 | Band 5 | 13 Years RankedNoted for its strength across various areas of corporate transactions including M&A and regulatory compliance issues, with additional capabilities in private equity and venture capital-related matters. Offers experience in deals arising in sectors such as mining, technology and energy. Its wide-ranging client base includes multinational corporates, family offices, entrepreneurs and wider investment firms. 5Vedder Price PCCorporate/M&A & Private Equity2022 | Band 5 | 12 Years RankedRobust private equity practice with a broad transactional offering, with strengths in areas including complex M&A and LBOs. Boasts an impressive clientele, representing private equity funds and companies in a range of industries, including financial services, healthcare and manufacturing. 5White & Case LLPCorporate/M&A & Private Equity2022 | Band 5 | 2 Years RankedNationwide firm with expertise in national and cross-border private equity M&A and financing. Boasts further experience in joint ventures, divestitures and recapitalizations. Clients come from a variety of sectors, from manufacturing and consumer products to technology and telecommunications.
- Jenner & Block LLPCorporate/M&A & Private Equity2022 | Band 5