Willkie Ranked Among Top Advisors in Refinitiv’s 2020 Global Private Equity Review

The firm was among the top five and top ten advisors across multiple categories for PE and VC transactions completed in 2020.

Willkie was ranked among the top global legal advisors for private equity and venture capital transactions in 2020 across eight categories in Refinitiv’s Global Private Equity Legal Advisor Review.

The firm was recognized for its leading role as counsel to firms and companies in relevant transactions.

According to Refinitiv, global buyout and related transactions reached $462 billion across 5,886 rounds in 2020, while total private equity-backed M&A during the period was $589.5 billion, or 16% of global M&A, from 9,145 rounds.

Willkie’s top five rankings include:

Global:

  • Advisors to Firm: All Rounds (based on round value)
  • Advisors to Firm: LBO & Related Rounds (based on round value)
  • Advisors to Company: LBO & Related Rounds (based on number of rounds)

Americas:

  • Advisors to Firm: All Rounds (based on round value)

Top ten rankings include:

Global:

  • Advisors to Company: All Rounds (based on number of rounds)
  • Advisors to Firm: All Rounds (based on number of rounds)
  • Advisors to Firm: LBO & Related Rounds (based on number of rounds)
  • Advisors to Firm: Venture Capital Rounds (based on number of rounds)

The Refinitiv (formerly Thomson Reuters) League Tables include all private equity and venture capital rounds completed in the 2020 calendar year that are eligible for the Refinitiv database. The Refinitiv PE database tracks PE and VC investments made by venture capital firms, buyout firms, generalist firms, angel investor networks, Small Business Investment Companies (SBICs), venture subsidiaries of corporations or investment banks and other similar entities whose primary activity is PE or VC investment.