Press Release
July 19, 2023

Holland & Knight Rises to the Top of Global and U.S. M&A Rankings

NEW YORK (July 19, 2023) – Holland & Knight has been recognized as a top-ranked law firm for mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and private equity transactions in benchmarking league tables published by Bloomberg and Refinitiv. Through the first half of 2023, the firm earned top five rankings in numerous global and U.S. categories, including in the mid-market where the firm has developed a leading reputation.

Additionally, The Deal ranked Holland & Knight #3 by deal count in its Private Equity League Tables.

The league table results reflect Holland & Knight's emphasis on growing its M&A and private equity practices in the U.S. and Latin America as well as its strength in industry sectors such as healthcare, energy, technology and transportation.

Overall, Holland & Knight's corporate lawyers advised on more than 180 deals during the H1 2023 period. Some highlights of the latest league table rankings, by deal count, include:

Global M&A

  • #5 – Bloomberg
  • #6 – Refinitiv

U.S. M&A

  • #5 – Bloomberg
  • #5 – Refinitiv

Global M&A Mid-Market

  • #4 (up to $250M) – Bloomberg
  • #5 (up to $500M) – Bloomberg
  • #6 (up to $500M) – Refinitiv
  • #5 (up to $50 Million) – Refinitiv

U.S. M&A Mid-Market

  • #4 (up to $250M) – Bloomberg
  • #4 (up to $500M) – Bloomberg
  • #4 (up to $500M) – Refinitiv
  • #3 (up to $50 Million) – Refinitiv

Key transactions that Holland & Knight has handled in the first half of 2023 include: INEOS Energy's $1.4 billion acquisition of a portion of Chesapeake Energy's oil and gas assets; KP Aviation's investment from Bain Capital Special Situations; the sale of Tom Thumb Food Stores Inc.'s business and real estate portfolio to The Kent Companies; Hub International Limited's acquisition of the employee benefits assets of HORAN Health; and Axim Geospatial's sale to NV5 Global Inc.

Holland & Knight has more than 300 M&A lawyers who provide world-class counsel to clients on every transaction, no matter its size and complexity. Through the HK Deal Flow® program, Holland & Knight facilitates deal leads for clients and prospective clients by matching acquisition or capital raising opportunities with buyers and investors. Holland & Knight's Corporate/M&A practice is ranked nationally by Chambers USA, and The Legal 500 and U.S. News – Best Lawyers have recognized the firm in the national top-tier for Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law, Corporate Law and M&A Law.

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