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Q-2 & 1st Half 2019 SPAC IPO Legal League Tables

Below are the recently released Q-2 & First Half 2019 SPAC IPO Legal League Tables

The legal league tables had a few surprises in the second quarter. Notably, Winston & Strawn climbed to #1 based on total deal volume with $1.46 billion in legal assignments.  To put that into context, Winston & Strawn sat out the first quarter having not participated in any SPACs, but came on strong in Q-2 to land the top spot.  Overall, three of Winston's legal assignments were as Issuer's Counsel and one was as Underwriter's Counsel, with a total average deal size of $365 million.   
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Q1 2019 SPAC Legal League Tables

Below are the recently released Q1 2019 SPAC Legal League Tables

Methodology: Each law firm is given full credit for the IPO size to calculate Deal Volume. Additionally, Deal Count is further broken out into Issuer's Counsel and Underwriter's Counsel to give greater visibility into into legal assignments. All data is initially sorted and ranked by Deal Volume, but each column is further sort-able by clicking on the arrow keys in the header cell of each column.


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Q4 & Full-Year 2018 SPAC IPO Legal League Tables

Below are the recently released Q4 & Full-Year 2018 SPAC IPO Legal League Tables

To no one's surprise, Ellenoff Grossman and Schole ("EGS"), once again, led the SPAC IPO Legal League Tables for both the fourth quarter and Full-Year (FY) 2018.  EGS absolutely dominated the league this year with a whopping 22 assignments, 16 of which were as Issuer's Counsel.  Overall, EGS's 22 SPAC assignments accounted for a total 2018 deal volume of a massive $4.4 billion, representing approximately 40% of all SPAC IPO proceeds. 
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Q3 and YTD 2018 SPAC IPO Legal League Tables

Below are the recently released Q3 & YTD 2018 SPAC IPO Legal League Tables

For both the third quarter and Year-to-Date (YTD) 2018, Ellenoff Grossman & Schole ("EGS"), once again, led the SPAC IPO Legal League with a commanding number of legal assignments.  EGS was counsel on seven SPACs in Q3, one more than their six assignments in the second quarter. Furthermore, looking at YTD 2018, EGS was legal counsel on a whopping 18 legal assignments, eight more than their nearest competitor, Graubard Miller.  Overall, EGS's 18 SPAC assignments accounted for total deal volume of a staggering $3.4 billion.  And we still have one more quarter to go...
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Q2 & H1 2018 SPAC IPO Legal League Tables

Below are the recently released Q2 & H1 2018 SPAC IPO Legal League Tables

Once again, Ellenoff Grossman & Schole ("EGS") dominated the SPAC IPO Legal League for both the second quarter and first half of 2018.  EGS was counsel on six assignments in Q2, twice as many as their nearest competitor, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP ("Skadden"), which had three assignments.  Overall, for the first half of 2018, EGS had 11 SPAC assignments with total deal volume of $2.5 billion.
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Q1 2018 SPAC Legal League Table

Now that the first quarter of 2018 is complete, we have released our Q1 2018 SPAC IPO Legal League Tables

It's been an active quarter for Ellenoff Grossman & Schole ("EGS"), as they are once again leading the Special Purpose Acquisition Company Legal League for Issuer's Counsel with four assignments.  EGS leads the quarter overall in the categories of Total Volume(#1), Total Deal Count(#1), Issuer's Counsel(#1) and Market share (19.6%).
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