Mergermarket and LSEG 1Q 2024: Ellex sets a new benchmark for M&A deal volume in CEE

In the dynamic landscape of mergers and acquisitions in the CEE region, Ellex stands out as a trusted partner. Our commitment to client success is reflected in our track record of advising on the highest number of M&A deals in the first quarter of 2024, as recognized by the latest Global and Regional M&A Rankings by Mergermarket and Global Mid-Market Legal Advisory Review by LSEG.

Mergermarket, the leading provider of M&A data and intelligence, has ranked Ellex as the number one legal adviser in the CEE region by having advised on 12 deals, which is a significantly bigger number compared to other law firms this quarter and even the quarter a year before.

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According to the report of LSEG Deals Intelligence (formerly Refinitiv), the world’s largest providers of financial market data and infrastructure, Ellex leads the Eastern European M&A market by deal count in the mid-market segment by having advised on 18 deals with a total value of USD 45.8 million. The growth in deal volume over successive years serves as compelling evidence of the efficacy and demonstrated professionalism of the Ellex M&A team. Furthermore, it underscores the expanding clientele base and the development of reliable partnerships, affirming our persistent commitment to excellence and reliability.


Moreover, Ellex stands as the top-ranked Baltic firm in the European Involvement deal table, boasting 19 advised deals. Additionally, there has been a remarkable leap in Ellex’s rankings from 76th to 17th among all European law firms.

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We take pride in being the sole law firm in the Baltic states, among the highly regarded European legal offices, and have significantly grown our number of deals compared to last year at Global Mid-Market Legal Advisory Review by LSEG. We value the trust our clients place in our extensive expertise in providing legal advisory services for M&A transactions. 

More information on the latest global M&A market trends is available here and here. 

Ellex advises on a wide range of matters related to public and private M&A with a particular focus on complex, cross-border transactions. Our team brings extensive experience, having contributed to significant deals both locally and internationally. Whether independently or in collaboration with leading law firms in Europe and beyond, our experts are dedicated to delivering tailored solutions for your needs. Click here to explore our related projects and meet our specialists in this area for more insights.