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Fasken Scores High Ranks in M&A, PE, Capital Markets League Tables for First-Half 2022

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Toronto (Canada) – Fasken has once again been recognized as a leading advisor in Canada for M&A, private equity, and capital markets deals by the major league tables for the first half of 2022.

Highlights of the H1 league tables for legal advisors for M&A and private equity issued by Mergermarket, Bloomberg, Refinitiv, Pitchbook and the Financial Post include:

  • MergerMarket ranked Fasken No. 1 for Canadian deals by deal count
  • Bloomberg ranked Fasken No. 1 for announced Canadian M&A deals by deal count, as well as for Canadian mid-market announced deals
  • Pitchbook ranked Fasken No. 1 for M&A deals worldwide outside the US and Europe, representing investors; the firm also ranked No 1 for combined M&A, private equity, and venture capital deals representing companies; and the firm ranked No. 1 in private equity deals, representing companies worldwide outside the US and Europe
  • Refinitiv ranked Fasken No. 2 for completed deals with any Canadian involvement based on value; Fasken ranked No. 3 for M&A deals with any South African and Sub-Saharan involvement based on value; and the firm ranked No. 3 for Canadian small-cap M&A based on number of deals

In H1 capital markets league tables, Fasken also continued to hold leading positions:

  • Bloomberg ranked Fasken No. 1 in several categories of equity offerings by Canadian issuers, by deal count
  • Refinitiv ranked Fasken No. 1 for Canada Equity & Equity-related offerings as advisor to manager, by deal count, and ranked the firm No. 2 for the same category as adviser to issuer
  • The Financial Post ranked Fasken No. 1 Canadian legal counsel on equity offerings as advisor to issuer, by deal count

Bloomberg also recognized Fasken in its Global Activism Advisor Rankings. The firm ranked No. 3 for Activist Side representations, by aggregate market cap; the firm also ranked No. 3 for the category of Canada, Activist Side, by number of engagements.

“The first half of 2022 has presented more challenges to the M&A and capital markets than we saw last year, both in Canada and globally," said Sean Stevens, Co-Leader of the Firm’s Capital Markets and Mergers & Acquisitions group. "Unchecked inflation, interest rate spikes and persistent supply chain issues have continued to darken economic conditions, especially with the ongoing war in Ukraine. However, we're pleased that our clients continue to rely on our teams to assist with their transactions, investments, and strategic capital raising. We are pleased to retain our leading position among corporate deal advisors as reflected in the latest round of league tables.  We would not be in this position if our clients did not trust us with their most important transactions."

Sarah Gingrich, Co-Leader of the Capital Markets and Mergers & Acquisitions group, added: “Fasken continues to guide clients through difficult and uncertain times to achieve their strategic goals. Whether it’s a large and complex IPO or a sophisticated M&A or PE transaction, our interdisciplinary teams collaborate to provide unparalleled legal counsel to clients, and we are honored to have earned their trust.”

Fasken has consistently ranked among the leading Canadian law firms for advisory work on domestic and international M&A, PE and Capital Markets transactions. The H1 league tables continue the top league table rankings for the first quarter of this year.

Fasken’s M&A practice is among Canada’s largest, with more than 200 dedicated lawyers, and another 550 industry and subject matter specialists 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, among other specialty areas.

About Fasken

Fasken is a leading international law firm with more than 800 lawyers and 10 offices on four continents. Clients rely on us for practical and innovative legal services. We solve the most complex business and litigation challenges, providing exceptional value. For additional information, please visit our website at

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