DLA Piper tops list for M&A deals by count in 2019 and retains its position in mergers and acquisitions

05 Feb 2020

Again this year, DLA Piper Denmark tops the list for number of mergers and acquisitions in Denmark, for transactions completed in 2019, according to the latest legal advisor league tables released by Mergermarket. This is the second consecutive year in which DLA Piper is ranked #1 among the Danish law firms. However, Denmark is not the only venue in which DLA Piper retains its M&A ranking. For the third consecutive year, DLA Piper topped the legal advisor ranking for number of merger and acquisition transactions in the Nordics with 163 M&A deals in 2019 valued at EUR 9,587 million in total.

 “2019 was a busy year for many law firms in the market, and we would like to take this opportunity to thank our clients and business partners for an amazing year. We are proud that we again this year have achieved an excellent ranking with Mergermarket – both with our #1 ranking by number of M&A transactions in Denmark (67) and by deal value, where we are ranked #5 with transactions valued at EUR 6,560 million in total. The deal flow was good throughout the entire year, and we completed several exciting transactions. On a global level, DLA Piper is also ranked # 1 for the tenth consecutive year” says Jens Krogh Petersen, Head of Corporate M&A, and continues:

“Our excellent ranking in Denmark as well as in the Nordics pays testimony to the dedication, expertise and dynamic approach to the transactions found by our clients when using the services of DLA Piper’s M&A lawyers. This is where the importance of being part of a strong, global law firm really comes into play. We have advised Danish and international corporations, private equity and venture funds, banks, pension and financing companies in close cooperation with our business partners, including investment banks, financial institutions, etc., and not least in close cooperation with our good colleagues at the DLA Piper offices in Denmark, the Nordic countries and around the world. We have appreciated all assignments – large and small – both the uncomplicated and the more complex ones. We would also like to thank our competent people in DLA Piper’s Corporate M&A team for their dedication and commitment. We’ve had a busy year, and the high level of activity is likely to continue throughout 2020, where we already have several exciting projects in the pipeline.”