Q1 M&A rankings see resurgence of UK firms as Freshfields rises up global tables

Freshfields tops Europe M&A rankings despite least active quarter for deals for five years

UK firms have returned to dominance in the Q1 M&A tables after playing second fiddle to the US elite last year, with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer rising up the rankings following a busy quarter for the firm.

Figures from Mergermarket show Freshfields topped the European deal value ranking for the first quarter of the year, after acting on 37 deals worth a total of $121bn (£86bn).

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