Bloomberg Law
July 8, 2021, 10:00 AM

Surging First Half M&A Fuels Record Run for Elite Law Firms

Meghan Tribe
Meghan Tribe

Deal activity soared to record levels in the first half of 2021, a giant leap from the first six months of 2020 that’s put this year on track to be one of the busiest periods in memory for transactions practices at the nation’s high-end law firms.

Buyers announced $2.5 trillion in deals so far this year, propelled by a resurgence of business and consumer confidence as well as mega deals and a growth in private equity work. That’s more than double the $1.2 trillion announced in the first half of 2020, according to newly released M&A advisory legal tables from ...

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