For the first quarter of 2021, a period during in which global M&A activity had the strongest start to the year on record, White & Case ranked #1 by value for global M&A in both Thomson Reuters and Mergermarket's M&A League Tables.
According to Thomson, the Firm advised on 124 announced deals, valued in excess of US$176 billion. Mergermarket confirmed that White & Case's global composite deal value for the quarter was approximately 250% higher compared to the prior year.
The Firm also showed strong results in the Americas and across Europe, according to Mergermarket:
- In the Americas, White & Case ranked #1 by value and #6 by volume, advising on 70 announced deals, valued in excess of US$152 billion.
- In Europe, the Firm ranked #5 by value and #2 by volume, advising on 64 announced deals, valued in excess of US$55 billion.
Mergermarket confirmed that the composite deal value for the quarter in the Americas was 313% higher compared to the prior year and in Europe it was more than 54% higher.
Bloomberg's M&A League Tables noted that White & Case ranked #3 by value for all cross-border M&A activity globally for the first quarter.
"We thank our clients and friends for recognizing the depth and breadth of our worldwide capabilities and for entrusting us as their legal counsel on M&A transactions in an increasingly complex, heavily regulated and uncertain global market," said John Reiss (New York), head of the White & Case Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice.