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Firm Strengthens its Performance, Reflecting Core Strengths in Middle Market M&A and Private Equity  

Akerman LLP, a top 100 U.S. law firm serving clients across the Americas, earned six high rankings in PitchBook's Q1 2019 Global Rankings. Akerman was recognized among the top law firms in M&A and private equity in the United States, based on the number of private equity deals completed during the first quarter of 2019. The results align with Akerman's core strengths in middle market M&A and private equity.

Akerman earned recognition in the following categories of Private Equity deals, by deal count: 

  • No. 10 – Most Active in the U.S. 
  • No. 15 – Most Active Globally 
  • No. 2 – Most Active in the Mid-Atlantic Region 
  • No. 3 – Most Active in the B2C Industry 
  • No. 8 – Most Active in the IT Industry 
  • No. 11– Most Active in Buyout Deals 

PitchBook’s Global League Tables provide the industry a comprehensive and independent ranking of private equity and venture capital activity at the global, national and regional levels, and across various industry sectors. 

About Akerman 
Akerman LLP is a top 100 U.S. law firm recognized among the most forward thinking firms in the industry by Financial Times. Its more than 700 lawyers and business professionals collaborate with the world’s most successful enterprises and entrepreneurs to navigate change, seize opportunities, and help drive innovation and growth. Akerman is known for its results in middle market M&A and complex disputes, and for helping clients achieve their most important business objectives in the financial services, real estate and other dynamic sectors across the United States and Latin America. 

The Akerman Corporate Practice Group advises public and private companies, including private equity funds, on M&A, capital markets transactions, financings, and other transactional matters, with a strong focus on the middle market. Akerman is top-ranked nationally for mergers, acquisitions and buyouts: middle market by The Legal 500, is recognized as a leading U.S. law firm by U.S. News - Best Lawyers for corporate, M&A, private equity, securities/capital markets, securities regulation and banking and finance law, and is listed in PitchBook league tables as among the most active law firms in the United States for M&A deals.

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