Skadden Tops Third-Quarter League Tables for M&A, IPOs

Skadden ranked first in M&A (by dollar value of deals) globally, in the U.S. and in Japan, according to third-quarter 2009 league tables released by Bloomberg and mergermarket.  The firm also ranked among the top 10 firms in Europe, China and Hong Kong. 

In the capital markets league table, Skadden ranked first in representing issuers of U.S. IPOs — in both number of IPOs and dollar value. The firm also ranked in the top 10 in the U.S. for equity offerings (managers and advisers); corporates issuer advisers; investment grade issuer advisers; and high yield (issuer and manager) advisers.