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Jones Day ranks #1 in M&A for 32nd quarter in a row

October 2008


Jones Day ranked #1 globally in M&A league tables for the third quarter of 2008, maintaining a position it has held for 32 consecutive quarters.

Jones Day led all law firms in Thomson Financial’s league table based on number of worldwide deals completed in the first nine months of 2008, with 374 transactions. It also captured the #1 position in Thomson's ranking of firms advising on deals with U.S. targets, with 224 completed deals.

In the Bloomberg league tables, which are based on announced transactions, Jones Day ranked #1 for both number of deals worldwide and for number of deals involving U.S. companies. We received credit for 356 deals worldwide and 252 deals with any U.S. involvement. Bloomberg published 25 rankings based on deal count. The Firm ranked #1 in five of these and in the top 10 in 18 of the 25 total.

The Firm has maintained the #1 worldwide ranking for number of deals in both the Thomson and Bloomberg tables every quarter since year-end 2000.

The Firm also captured the #1 ranking by deal count in Mergerstat's Q3 2008 league tables, which are based only on announced deals involving U.S. companies. The Firm has held this Mergerstat ranking for 22 successive quarters.

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