Toronto (Canada) – Fasken marked its ninth consecutive quarter as a leading advisor in M&A, Private Equity and Capital Markets deals in the first quarter of 2022. The Firm was recognized as Canada’s premier legal advisor across all major league tables – Mergermarket, Bloomberg, Refinitiv, PitchBook and Financial Post.
- Refinitiv ranked the Firm No. 1 for Canadian M&A by value ($19.8 billion) and deal count (45).
- Bloomberg M&A league tables ranked Fasken No. 1 in two categories by deal count: Canada mid-market (up to US$250 million), Canada mid-market (up to US$500 million).
- In PitchBook’s M&A and PE league tables, Fasken received four #1 rankings: PE deals (representing – Most active in “rest of world” (i.e., global, excluding the US and Europe): companies), M&A deals (geography – most active in rest of world), M&A deals (representing – most active in rest of world: companies), M&A deals (representing – most active in rest of world: investors).
- In Capital Markets, Bloomberg ranked Fasken No. 1 in three categories by deal count: Canada Equity Offerings: Legal Adviser – Manager, Canada Equity & Equity Linked: Legal Adviser – Manager, Canada Equity, Equity Linked & Preferred: Legal Adviser – Manager.
“Q1 was another great quarter for Fasken’s Capital Markets and M&A team,” said Sean Stevens, Co-Leader of the Firm’s Capital Markets and Mergers & Acquisitions group. “Our continued excellent results in the rankings reflects the combination of our deep bench strength, specialist knowledge, and our focus on client service. We are committed to helping our clients achieve their objectives and appreciate the trust they have placed in us. We are extremely proud of these results.”
Sarah Gingrich, Co-Leader of the Capital Markets and Mergers & Acquisitions group, added “both M&A and corporate finance activity in Q1 were negatively impacted by a number of factors, including inflation, the prospect of increased interest rates, continued supply-chain disruptions, and Russia’s war on Ukraine. Capital markets don’t like uncertainty, and the volatility has led many companies to step back and see where things are going.”
Fasken’s Capital Markets and Mergers & Acquisitions team is among Canada’s largest, with more than 200 lawyers, and another 500 available to step in with advice on tax strategies, competition and foreign investment laws, acquisition financing, labour and employment, corporate finance, intellectual property, foreign corrupt practices and government relations.
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