CMS wins Private Equity Legal Adviser of the Year at Mergermarket European M&A Awards

CMS was named Private Equity Legal Adviser of the Year at the Mergermarket European M&A Awards, held in London on 7 December 2017.

The prizes are awarded for creative advisory work on complex transactions. The judging process, which starts with an analysis of M&A league table data to identify the top-ranked firms, is rigorous.

James Grimwood, Head of the CMS Private Equity Group said, “I am delighted that CMS has won this award in recognition of the sheer breadth and depth of talent within our private equity team across our European offices, and the many sectors in which our clients invest. I wish to thank and congratulate every member of our Private Equity team who contributes towards our success.”

CMS's international group of private equity lawyers provide a ‘total private equity’ service offering. They assist clients through all stages of a fund’s life – from fund formation and administration to the actual making of investments, portfolio monitoring and exiting.

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Founded in 1999, CMS is a full-service top 10 international law firm, based on the number of lawyers (Am Law 2016 Global 100). With 74 offices in 42 countries across the world, employing over 4,500 lawyers, CMS has longstanding expertise both at advising in its local jurisdictions and across borders. CMS acts for a large number of Fortune 500 companies and the FT European 500 and for the majority of the DAX 30. Revenues totalled EUR 1.05bn in 2016.


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