Refinitiv Q3 results: Ellex leads the Eastern European M&A market by deal count

Refinitiv has recently announced its M&A legal advisory rankings for the first three quarters of 2021. Ellex has been ranked in two market segments: mid-market and small-cap.

According to both reviews, Ellex holds a dominant position across all Eastern Europe by deal count (52 deals counted for Ellex in the mid-market segment and 50 deals in the small-cap segment).

The credited deal value of the Eastern European region for Ellex in the mid-market segment is US$ 368 million and in the small-cap segment US$ 111,1 million.

Ellex leads the Eastern European M&A market by deal count

Ellex has also been included in the Nordics tables in both segments, ranked 8th in the mid-market and 7th in the small-cap market segment. Furthermore, it is a great recognition to be the highest-ranked Baltic law firm among the most reputable Nordic firms.

Some of our recent highlights in 2021 included advising

Announced league tables include all deals that were announced between January 1 and September 30, 2021. League tables include rank eligible mergers, acquisitions, repurchases, spin-offs, self-tenders, minority stake purchases and debt restructurings.

The overall results during the first nine months of 2021 show that global mid-market M&A deals reached US$1.0 trillion (an increase of 53% compared to levels published a year ago) and mid-market deal making reached of 44,639 deals (a 27% increase compared to a year ago and an all-time high). Furthermore, worldwide small-cap M&A deals reached US$181.2 billion (an increase of 37% compared to a year ago) and small-cap deal making increased 24% compared to the first nine months of 2020, hitting an all-time high.

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

Refinitiv rankings (formerly the Financial and Risk business of Thomson Reuters) are a recognition of the outstanding service provided by Ellex to its clients, which is based on our reputation and experience in the field built up over decades.

We advise on a wide range of matters related to public and private M&A with a particular focus on complex, cross-border transactions. Our experts have advised on major deals locally and globally, both as independent advisors and by working closely with the best law firms in Europe and beyond. More information about related projects and experts in this field can be found here.


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