In its full-year League Tables for 2017, Bloomberg has ranked White & Case the number 1 law firm for advising on equity offerings and IPO transactions in the EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa) region. Specifically, Bloomberg ranked White & Case:
- #1 for EMEA Equity Offerings, Manager Advisor, by deal count
- #1 for EMEA Equity Offerings, Issuer Advisor, by deal count
- #1 for EMEA IPO, Manager Advisor, by deal count
- #1 for EMEA IPO, Issuer Advisor, by deal count
Bloomberg's recognition of White & Case's top ranking follows a record 2017 for EMEA IPO activity at White & Case.
White & Case has also ranked number 1 for EMEA equity offerings and EMEA IPOs for the cumulative period 2014–2017.
"The firm has undertaken a deliberate program of strategic expansion of its equity capital markets capabilities over the past years," says Philippe Herbelin, head of the Firm's Capital Markets Practice in EMEA. "We have expanded our teams in the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the Nordics, Egypt, United Arab Emirates and the wider region in recent years and have become market leaders in these countries. Our 2017 performance proves that it was a thoughtful investment."
In 2017 the White & Case team advised on a full spectrum of Equity Capital Markets transactions ranging from IPOs (including SEC-registered IPOs), all forms of secondary offerings (including ABBs, block trades, rights offerings, fully marketed offerings and PIPEs) and equity-linked offerings. The Firm advised clients from 21 EMEA countries on 88 transactions listed on 19 EMEA stock exchanges, raising approximately US$37 billion.
"Our experience spans PE exits, privatizations, various forms of capital increases and an increasing number of cross-border equity offerings," says Michael Immordino, Partner in the Firm's Capital Markets Practice. "Our heritage, scale, complimentary full service product offering, US/English law bench and extensive European network make us ideally placed to service our clients' needs."