Gowling WLG again ranks among Canadian M&A leaders in Q1 2020

20 April 2020

Gowling WLG continues to be a leader for Canadian M&A, despite the economic challenges of the ongoing pandemic, according to league tables for Q1 20201 published by both Refinitiv and Bloomberg.

Refinitiv (formerly Thomson Reuters) credited Gowling WLG with 15 Canadian M&A deals, tied for first position. It also credited the firm with the most Canadian mid-market M&A2 transactions of any law firm.

Bloomberg, using slightly different criteria, credited Gowling WLG with 16 Canadian M&A deals, placing the firm second in the rankings, but again first for Canadian mid-market deals.

Quarter after quarter, Gowling WLG builds on its reputation as an extraordinarily active M&A powerhouse. Combining legal knowledge and business acumen, members of the firm's M&A practice serve as trusted advisers to a range of international clients – both publicly traded and privately held – across all major industry sectors.

As part of its commitment to clients, Gowling WLG has launched a series of articles and webinars on M&A in Uncertain Times. The first webinar, held on April 14, discussed how M&A deals are being disrupted. On Tuesday April 21, Gowling WLG will be hosting a webinar on How to Prepare Your Business for sale during uncertain times and on Tuesday April 28 a webinar on Deal Dynamics Post Pandemic. Future articles and webinars in the series will be announced soon. If you are interested in these webinars please register here.

[1] Refinitiv: Global Mergers & Acquisitions Review First Quarter 2020 and Global Mid-Market M&A Review First Quarter 2020; Bloomberg: Global M&A Market Review Legal Rankings 1Q 2020 and Global M&A Mid-Market Review Legal Rankings 1Q 2020.

[2] Mid-market M&A deals are defined as transactions valued at up to US$250 million or with no announced value.