Press Release
August 23, 2023

Holland & Knight Recognized by PitchBook as Most Active Law Firm in Several Categories for M&A, Private Equity Transactions

NEW YORK (August 22, 2023) – Holland & Knight has been recognized as the top-ranked law firm in several categories for mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and private equity transactions in PitchBook's Q2 2023 Global League Tables, including:


  • most active for healthcare private equity transactions
  • most active for private equity transactions by region for the Southeast


  • most active for private equity deals in the U.S.
  • most active in the U.S. for strategic M&A


  • most active for private equity buyouts in the world
  • most active for private equity deals in the world


  • most active in the world for strategic M&A

Key private equity transactions that Holland & Knight has handled in the first half of 2023 include: United Western Group's recapitalization of Veridian HealthcareLightwave Dental in its majority investment by Lindsay Goldberg and Bluestone Investment Partners' investment in Precise Systems Inc.

Key M&A 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 and HUB International Limited's acquisition of HORAN's employee benefits division.

These league table results demonstrate the depth and breadth of Holland & Knight's M&A and private equity practices in the U.S. and Latin America as well as its strength in healthcare, energy, technology and transportation. The firm's healthcare practice is the nation's largest, with more than 400 attorneys. 

Holland & Knight also regularly ranks among the leading M&A and private equity law firms in benchmarking league tables published by Bloomberg and Refinitiv. Through the first half of 2023, the firm ranked among the top 5 most active law firms in the U.S. and globally for its work in the space.

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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