For the first time, DLA Piper also claimed the top spot on the Mergermarket league table for M&A (based on deal count) in Africa, it added.
According to Mergermarket, the company has advised 43 deals in the Middle East and Africa combined and 30 deals in Africa alone. The company also ranked high in the Mergermarket league tables in a number of regions around the world, including:
- 1 Global Deal Count (671)
- 1 Europe Deal Count (411)
- 3 US Deal Count (296)
- 1 Nordics Deal Count (131)
- 1 UK Deal Count (128)
- 1 Denmark Deal Count (63)
- 1 France Deal Count (56)
- 1 the Middle East & Africa Deal Count (43)
- 1 Africa Deal Count (30)
- 1 Russia Deal Count (9)
Johannes Gouws, director and managing partner at DLA Piper in South Africa, said, “We are delighted to be ranked number one for deal count in Africa for the first time. It shows that our M&A strategy in Africa is starting to deliver the results we are aiming for.”
“With 20 DLA Piper and DLA Piper Africa offices in countries right across Africa, and numerous other Africa-specialists from financial markets across the globe, there really is no other law firm that can match our M&A offering on the African Continent,” he added.