US firms outpace UK rivals to lead Q1 M&A rankings
Wall Street has trumped UK rivals to top the global M&A rankings by value for the first quarter of 2009. Rankings compiled by Mergermarket show Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom heading the global value table - working on 28 deals worth $169bn (£113bn). Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz, Sullivan & Cromwell and Davis Polk & Wardwell take the next slots by value, with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer the highest-placed UK firm in the table at number five.
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