Cleary Gottlieb Ranks #2 in U.S. M&A for First Quarter of 2007; Scores High in Other Areas

April 4, 2007

Cleary Gottlieb ranked #2 for both completed M&A transactions with any U.S. involvement as well as completed deals with a U.S. target in the first quarter, with $88.3 billion and $85.1 billion in deal volume, respectively, according to recently released Thomson Reuters league table results for the first quarter of 2007.

Cleary Gottlieb also secured an array of other top ten results in the Thomson Reuters M&A league tables. The firm placed third for total deal volume in completed worldwide transactions, with $106 billion in volume. Other categories for which Cleary Gottlieb placed third were: completed deals with any Latin American involvement ($4 billion in volume); completed deals with any German involvement ($13.7 billion in volume); completed deals with any Benelux involvement ($8.6 billion in volume); and announced deals with any Italian involvement ($10.8 billion in volume). Cleary Gottlieb ranked fifth for completed transactions with any French involvement, tallying $7.4 billion in deal volume. For deals with any Spanish involvement, the firm took the #6 spot for announced deals ($9.9 billion in volume) and the #8 spot for completed deals ($2.7 billion). The firm ranked eighth for completed transactions with any European involvement ($24.2 billion in volume) and ninth for number of completed worldwide transactions (41 deals).

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