Cleary Gottlieb Scores High in 2006 M&A Rankings

January 10, 2007

Cleary Gottlieb ranked number one among all firms worldwide for both completed Latin American deals and completed Benelux deals for 2006, according to Thomson Reuters year-end M&A legal league tables.

The firm placed high in other Thomson Reuters year-end 2006 rankings.  For the second year in a row, Cleary Gottlieb ranked sixth in announced U.S. M&A deals based on value.  The firm took the number three spot for all announced Nordic M&A deals and also ranked fifth in completed Italian M&A deals.  Thomson Reuters rankings are published in Mergers & Acquisitions Report, Acquisitions Monthly, IDD Magazine, The Wall Street Journal and other major press resources.

Bloomberg also released the results of its year-end 2006 M&A legal league tables.  Cleary Gottlieb ranked second for private equity deals based on volume and sixth for financial industry deals based on volume.  In U.S. M&A, the firm took the number six spot in both all announced deals based on volume and announced deals based on volume in which Cleary Gottlieb was counsel to principals.  Based in New York, Bloomberg provides news, data and analysis to the business community and media outlets.