Bryan Cave is ranked among the top legal advisers for M&A work involving a U.S. target for 2016, according to recently released data by Thomson Reuters.

The firm is tied for 9th based on the number of transactions completed involving a U.S. target, with 117 completed transactions in 2016, cumulatively valued at $24 billion. In addition, the firm ranked 25th for deals completed involving a worldwide target, based on 141 completed transactions. Both of the firm’s rankings increased as compared to Thomson Reuter’s 2015 year-end results.

Thomson Reuters, recognized as maintaining the most comprehensive database available on mergers and acquisitions, noted in its full report that worldwide M&A deal making fell 16 percent from comparable 2015 levels. However, 2016 marked the third largest annual period for worldwide deal making since records began in 1980.

“We are proud to be recognized, year after year, as a leading adviser in the M&A marketplace,” said St. Louis Partner John Welge, head of the firm’s global Transactions Practice. “Our clients trust us to handle complex transactions across the world, drawing on our depth of experience and global network of resources to support them in achieving their business goals.”

Click here to view Bryan Cave’s 2016 year-end ranking by Thomson Reuters.

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