Press Release
February 28, 2024

Holland & Knight Earns More Top Rankings for M&A and Private Equity Deals in 2023 League Tables

NEW YORK (February 28, 2024) – In a second round of league table rankings released this year, Holland & Knight has been recognized by PitchBook, Mergermarket and The Deal as a top-ranked law firm for mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and private equity transactions for 2023. The firm was also highly ranked by Bloomberg and LSEG (formerly Refinitiv) earlier this year.

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.

In recent years, Holland & Knight has emerged as a dominant law firm for middle-market transactions as a result of its rapid growth, industry-specific knowledge and innovative and personalized client service strategies. For example, 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.

Highlights of the second-round of 2023 league table rankings include:

The Deal

  • 2nd – Global Private Equity


Private Equity

  • Geography
    • 3rd – U.S.
    • 5th – Global
  • Deal Type
    • 4th – Buyouts
  • U.S. Regions
    • 1st – U.S. – Southeast
    • 4th – U.S. – Mountain
    • 5th – U.S. – West Coast
    • 5th – U.S. – New England
    • 7th – U.S. – Great Lakes
  • Sector
    • 3rd – B2B
    • 3rd – Financial Services
    • 4th – Healthcare
    • 6th – Materials & Resources
    • 10th – B2C


  • Geography
    • 3rd – U.S.
    • 7th – Global


  • 6th – U.S. M&A
  • 10th – Global M&A
  • 2nd – U.S. – South
  • 3rd – U.S. – Mid West
  • 6th – U.S. – North East
  • 9th – U.S. – West

Key M&A transactions that Holland & Knight handled in 2023 include: NGP's Equity Commitment to Wellspring Energy Resources; a Strategic Growth Investment to GoodVets from General Atlantic; Bluestone Investment Partners' Investment in Precise Systems Inc.; and Lincoln Road Global Management's Acquisition of Zodega.

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