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Fasken Again Sweeps No. 1 Rankings League Tables for First-Half 2023 M&A and Capital Markets

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The Firm swept all eight major Canadian tables for M&A activity.

Toronto (Canada) – In the first half of this year, Fasken was again recognized for its outstanding client service with multiple No. 1 rankings as legal advisor for M&A and capital markets transactions in league tables released by Bloomberg, Refinitiv, Mergermarket, and Financial Post.

Fasken also continued to rank among the top 10 firms globally for M&A advisory work by deal count according to Bloomberg, Refinitiv, and Mergermarket - including top 10 rankings in Global M&A Mid-Market tables and Global Private Equity tables.

For capital markets advisory work, Fasken was recognized with a No. 1 spot in several categories in league tables by Bloomberg and Financial Post.

Detailed H1 M&A league table rankings include:

  • Refinitiv ranked Fasken No. 1 for both completed and announced deals with any Canadian involvement based on deal count; No. 1 for mid-market deals with any Canadian involvement based on deal count and No. 1 for small-cap deals with any Canadian involvement based on deal count
  • Bloomberg ranked Fasken No. 1 for announced Canadian M&A deals by deal count; No. 1 for Canadian mid-market by deal count (up to $500M and up to $250M; and No. 1 for Canadian mid-market by volume (up to $250M)
  • Mergermarket ranked Fasken No. 1 Canadian M&A deals by deal count

Detailed H1 Capital Markets league table rankings include:

  • Bloomberg ranked Fasken No. 1 in Canadian equity IPO – legal adviser by deal count
  • Financial Post ranked Fasken No. 1 Canadian legal counsel on equity offerings as advisor to issuer, by deal count


Fasken’s Mergers & Acquisitions practice group is a clear leader in Canada and among Canada’s largest, advising our clients on the most complex and noteworthy transactions and cross-border deals. The group also calls upon the Firm’s deep bench for industry specific expertise and advice on regulatory matters including tax strategy, anti-trust and foreign investment, labour and employment, intellectual property, sanctions and corrupt practices and government relations.

Fasken’s Capital Markets practice group is a recognized leader in Canada with over 175 lawyers on our team, regularly acting for underwriters and issuers on Canada’s most complex corporate finance transactions.  A key to our success is our proven ability to maintain longstanding relationships with our publicly traded clients (many of which we have been advising since their IPO) that extend beyond capital markets transactions and throughout their lifecycle as publicly-traded issuers.

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 provide results-driven strategies to solve the most complex business and litigation challenges. For additional information, please visit the Firm’s website at

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