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Fredrikson is once again ranked among the most active law firms advising on merger and acquisition, private equity and venture capital deals in PitchBook’s 2022 Annual Global League Tables. Fredrikson broke the top 10 in the U.S. for private equity M&A and moved up to spot 11 for M&A and 16 for venture capital. It is one of few Midwest-based, midsized law firms to make the list. In 2022, Fredrikson closed more than 365 transactions for strategic and private equity buyers and sellers, as well as institutions, funds and other capital providers. Click here to view a complete list of Fredrikson’s U.S. rankings.

“We bring deep deal expertise, capacity, value and responsiveness to our work,” said Ryan Miest, Co-Chair of the Mergers and Acquisitions Group. “The Pitchbook rankings reflect our capabilities. It’s fantastic that our hard work is recognized.”

“Recognition by PitchBook is a hard-earned but rewarding honor,” said Sean Kearney, Co-Chair of the firm’s Private Equity Group. “We are grateful to our clients who trust us repeatedly to take on their transactions. We love being a part of their team.”

The PitchBook Annual Global League Tables are the industry’s comprehensive ranking of worldwide merger & acquisition, private equity and venture capital activity for the year. League tables included in PitchBook’s report are compiled using the count of completed deals for the specified deal type, region and other criteria. Only publicly disclosed transactions and/or transactions confirmed by PitchBook’s primary research team are featured on the platform.

Fredrikson & Byron is a leading Midwest law firm working collaboratively to help businesses achieve their goals regionally, nationally and globally. With a reputation as the firm “where law and business meet,” our attorneys bring business acumen and entrepreneurial thinking to work with clients and operate as business advisors and strategic partners as well as legal counselors. The firm’s 350+ attorneys are based in Minneapolis, with offices in Bismarck, Des Moines, Fargo, Mankato, St. Paul, Saltillo, Mexico, and Shanghai, China. Learn more at, LinkedIn or @FredriksonLaw.


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