#1 in 2017 league tables

February 9, 2018

With the release of the 2017 fiscal year-end league tables, we are pleased to announce that Stikeman Elliott remains the most active Canadian business law firm with the #1 ranking in M&A by deal count (Mergermarket and Thomson Reuters), the #1 ranking in Canada Equity IPOs (Issuer) by deal count (Bloomberg) and the top Canadian firm ranking in many other categories.

Some highlights of the results:

M&A and Private Equity

  • #1 Canadian law firm for M&A by deal countMergermarket and Thomson Reuters
  • #1 Canadian law firm for Canadian Involvement Small-Cap (up to US$50M) by deal value – Thomson Reuters
  • Only Canadian law firm in seven categories:
    • Global Mid-Market (up to US$500M) by deal value – Bloomberg
    • Americas by deal count – Mergermarket
    • Australasia by deal value – Mergermarket
    • Australian or New Zealand Involvement by deal value and deal count – Thomson Reuters
    • UK Mid-Market (up to US$500M) by deal value and deal count – Thomson Reuters
    • M&A Announced Deals with a value of US$100M or more by deal count – The Deal
    • Global Private Equity by deal count – The Deal

Capital Markets

  • #1 Canadian law firm in Bloomberg:
    • Canada Equity IPO (Issuer) by deal count
    • Canada Equity Offerings (Issuer and Manager) by deal count
    • Canada Equity & Equity Linked (Issuer and Manager) by deal count
    • Canada Equity Offerings, Equity Linked & Preferred (Issuer and Manager) by deal count
  • #1 Canadian law firm in Equity & Equity-related (Manager) by deal count – Thomson Reuters
  • Only Canadian law firm for Global Equity, Equity Linked & Rights (Manager) by deal count – Bloomberg
  • #1 Canadian law firm in both Combined Debt and Equities, and Equities (Underwriters) by deal count – Financial Post
  • Six deals ranked in the 20 Largest Public Offering of Equity (Issuers) – Financial Post

We are incredibly fortunate to have earned the trust of so many clients with their important business decisions. This trust is fostered daily through the dedication and passion that powers every member of our firm to achieve the greatest possible results for our clients.

Stikeman Elliott’s nationwide corporate group is among the most active in Canada. We see managing and minimizing risk as one of our key roles in any transaction – identifying and mitigating issues before they become a problem. Whether advising on Canada’s largest contested public company transactions or friendly acquisitions of privately owned family businesses, we utilize our expertise and creativity to pragmatically achieve our clients’ goals. As the winner of the Chambers Canada Corporate Law Firm of the Year, we pride ourselves on finding solutions and creating positive results for our clients.