Cleary Gottlieb Ranks #1 in U.S. M&A for First Quarter; Firm Wins High Rankings Across the Board

April 5, 2006

Cleary Gottlieb's M&A practice showed its global heft in the recently released Thomson Reuters league tables for the first quarter of 2006. The firm placed first for completed U.S. M&A deals, with $100.8 billion in transaction volume. For worldwide completed deals, Cleary ranked fourth with an impressive $110.2 billion in deals.

Cleary also demonstrated its prominence in both Europe and Canada. The firm was first among U.S.-based firms in both announced and completed M&A deals in Italy for the first quarter. (Cleary ranked fourth and third, respectively, among all firms.) For announced Benelux deals, Cleary placed second among all firms, with approximately $24 billion in M&A transactions during the first quarter. The firm even emerged as a major player in Scandinavia, ranking fifth for the first quarter in completed Nordic M&A deals. Cleary secured the number one spot, among U.S.-based firms, for announced Canadian M&A in the last quarter. (The firm ranked fifth overall, with all four higher-ranking firms based in Canada.)