March 16, 2022

Am Law 100 firm Polsinelli has been recognized in PitchBook’s 2021 Global League Table as being amongst the most active law firms for advising on merger & acquisitions, private equity and venture capital deals. The firm was listed in 29 total rankings in the annual report, including top 25 Most Active Law Firms for Deals Combined and top 20 Most Active Law Firms in the U.S. for Private Equity and VC Deals. 

“We are proud to be included in the upper tiers of PitchBook’s Global League Table. This wonderful recognition has to start with our clients and then next, our relationships with them. It is a testament to our talented and devoted attorneys and their best-in-class work at Polsinelli,” said Polsinelli Business Department Chair Frank Ross. “Our attorneys go the extra mile to listen to our clients and learn their goals.”

The PitchBook Annual Global League Tables is the industry’s comprehensive ranking of merger & acquisition, private equity and venture capital activity worldwide for the year. All league tables included in PitchBook’s report are compiled using the count of completed deals for the specified deal type, region and other criteria. Only publicly disclosed transactions and/or transactions confirmed by PitchBook’s primary research team are included.

The 2021 rankings include: 

  • Ranked #22 in Most Active in the U.S. for Deals Combined
  • Ranked #11 in Most Active in the U.S.: Representing Companies for M&A Deals
  • Ranked #19 in Most Active Globally: Representing Companies for M&A Deals
  • Ranked #20 in Most Active in the U.S. for Private Equity Deals
  • Ranked #18 in Most Active in the U.S. for VC Deals
  • Ranked #25 in Most Active Globally for VC Deals

For a complete list of Polsinelli’s U.S. and global rankings, click here.

These rankings underscore Polsinelli’s market-leading position in advising on hundreds of transactions annually. Throughout 2021 alone, the firm’s Mergers & Acquisitions Practice closed 282 with a total value of $20.3 billion. Polsinelli’s Private Equity Practice closed a total of 150 M&A transactions with more than $12.5 billion in total transaction value across 13 different industries. The Private Equity M&A Practice has seen an 83 percent increase in total transactions closed, 257 percent increase in total value and 95 percent increase in average size since 2020.

This recognition by PitchBook adds to a lengthy list of firm awards and accolades that Polsinelli has compiled over the last year. Polsinelli’s Corporate practice and then also its Mergers & Acquisitions practice achieved the prestigious National Tier One ranking in U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 “Best Law Firms” list. The firm received recognition in the highest-ranking Tier 1 for 14 national practices, 10 more achieved national Tier 2 rankings and another six earned national Tier 3 rankings. The firm was also recently recognized as an unparalleled M&A Leader in the BTI M&A Outlook 2022: A Whole New World of M&A report. Polsinelli was named as a leader in two areas of M&A – “Law Firms Best at Difficult Deals” and “Law Firms Best at Deals Attracting Regulatory Scrutiny.” 

About Polsinelli

 Polsinelli is an Am Law 100 firm with 950 attorneys in 21 offices nationwide. Recognized by legal research firm BTI Consulting as one of the top firms for excellent client service and client relationships, the firm’s attorneys provide value through practical legal counsel infused with business insight, and focus on health care, financial services, real estate, intellectual property, middle-market corporate, labor and employment and business litigation. Polsinelli PC, Polsinelli LLP in California.