HOUSTON, April 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Vinson & Elkins LLP was once again recognized as a leading law firm for corporate transactions, receiving multiple top 10 rankings across four categories in American Lawyer's Corporate Scorecard 2013. The firm's work for the world's leading public and private companies in 2012 was highlighted in areas including M&A, private equity, IPOs & equities and corporate debt.
V&E ranked #2 in U.S. IPOs as issuers counsel – by both volume and value – for advising on eight offerings worth nearly $2.5 billion. The firm was recognized as the #5 underwriters counsel (by value) with $1.6 billion in IPO proceeds and ranked as #2 issuers counsel (by volume) for equities (non-IPO) with 31 issues. V&E is considered "the premier capital markets firm in the oil and gas industry" by Chambers USA 2012 and has worked on 80 percent of all natural resource and real estate MLP IPOs since 1987.
The firm's strength in private equity transactions was demonstrated by its #6 ranking by both volume and value, advising on seven deals worth more than $10 billion last year. On the M&A side, where V&E is consistently ranked among the top law firms for both public and private transactions, the firm placed #7 by volume for counseling principals, advising on 63 deals totaling more than $54.4 billion.
In corporate debt, V&E was the #5 high yield issuers counsel by volume and #9 by value, advising on 34 issues worth $12.5 billion.
"V&E's historical strength has been our experience in representing investors and management teams across the energy industry in financing and acquisition transactions," said Keith Fullenweider, head of the firm's M&A/Private Equity practice group. "We are especially pleased both with the work we've done for new private equity clients over the past year and with the increasing recognition for our capital markets and M&A practices, which go well beyond our original energy footprint and consistently place us in the top ranks of U.S. firms for IPOs, high-yield financings, private investments and strategic M&A."
The Corporate Scorecard tracks transactional practices of leading law firms. Data includes only public, registered, underwritten offerings or deals transacted in 2012.
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