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News Apr 22, 2015

Shearman & Sterling Ranked by Thomson Reuters as a Q1 Leader on Borrower and Lender Tables

Shearman & Sterling’s Finance Group enjoyed a very strong first quarter in 2015, ranking among the leaders in US borrower and lender law firm league tables, according to Thomson Reuters. 

The firm landed as the No. 2 US Borrower Law Firm, by volume, with more than $12 billion in deal volume and a 9.5% market share, the No. 3 US Overall Law Firm, by volume, with more than $34.5 billion in deal volume and an 8.8% market share and as the No. 3 firm, by volume, in the US Lender Law Firm Bookrunner M&A category, with more than $9.5 billion in deal volume and a 10.4% market share. The firm also achieved top-ten rankings in seven additional categories, including:

  • US Overall Law Firm by Number of Deals
  • US Overall Law Firm M&A by Volume
  • US Lender Law Firm Bookrunner by Volume
  • US Lender Law Firm Bookrunner by Number of Deals
  • US Lender Law Firm Bookrunner Leveraged by Volume
  • US Lender Law Firm Bookrunner Leveraged by Number of Deals
  • US Lender Law Firm Bookrunner M&A by Number of Deals

“It has been an active first quarter, and we have advised a number of our clients on important ground-breaking transactions,” said Joshua Thompson, a New York-based partner and head of the firm’s Americas Finance Group and global co-head of Leveraged Finance. 

Shearman & Sterling’s Finance Group regularly advises on many of the largest and most complex financing transactions worldwide and is consistently ranked at the top of syndicated lending league tables. The group represents a broad range of clients, including commercial banks, investment banks, private equity sponsors, hedge funds and corporate borrowers, and is widely acknowledged for its skill in structuring a wide variety of transactions, including leveraged buyouts, first and second lien loan structures, leveraged recapitalization financings, investment grade financings, complex debt restructurings, senior and subordinated bridge financings, asset-based loan financings, mezzanine financings and secured lending.

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