February 18, 2014 – DLA Piper is one of the most active law firms in terms of venture capital (VC) deal volume, according to the “2013 Most Active VC Law Firms” report published by PitchBook, a leading research and business information services firm serving the venture capital and private equity markets.

DLA Piper tied for second for “2013’s Most Active VC Law Firms Globally” based on 225 deals registered with PitchBook. The firm also ranked second for “Most Active in the U.S.” and as one of the top firms in most regions evaluated in the report, including New England, Mid-Atlantic, West Coast and Europe. The firm was also the most active firm in late stage VC deals and the third most active in early stage VC deals.

DLA Piper’s rankings solidify its position as a global leader in the representation of emerging companies and their investors. In the last five years, the firm has consistently ranked among the top two law firms in global venture capital deal volume by Dow Jones Private Equity Analyst. In 2013, the firm reported that it had completed 1,044 financing transactions, including 580 venture capital and 464 private equity deals. In the past five years, DLA Piper has completed more than 2,500 venture capital transactions totaling more than US$24 billion.

DLA Piper offers its emerging growth and venture capital clients an unparalleled global network, with 200 lawyers in the US and 400 around the world who specifically serve entrepreneurs, technology companies and venture funds by focusing on private equity and venture capital transactions. With more than 20 U.S. and nearly 80 global offices, including locations in the most important worldwide markets for emerging growth and technology, DLA Piper is uniquely positioned to support its early stage clients’ domestic and global growth objectives. 

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