NEW YORK – Global law firm Reed Smith has started the year as among the most active law firms for private equity transactions, according to research and analysis firm PitchBook’s Global league tables: Q1 2024.

Rechtsanwälte: Christopher M. Sheaffer

The firm ranked within the top 25 global firms in a significant number of private equity categories (measured by deal count), including the following:

  • By Deal Type: Most active in buyouts and other private equity transactions
  • By Representing Investors: Most active globally, in the United States and Europe
  • By General Geography: Most active globally, in the United States, and Europe
  • By U.S. Jurisdiction: Most active in West Coast and Southeast
  • By European Jurisdiction: Most active in France and Germany
  • By Sector: Most active in healthcare, financial services, materials and resources, and business-to-consumer transactions.

“Given the challenging dealmaking environment globally coming out of 2023 and into 2024, our performance in Pitchbook’s league table for the first quarter is a testament to our team’s commitment to helping our clients get deals done,” said Chris Sheaffer, global vice-chair of Reed Smith’s Private Equity Group. “With many industry analysts seeing signs of a thawing in the market throughout the rest of the year, we look forward to continuing to advise our clients on transactions and investments across our broad private equity network.”

Additional details about the Q1 2024 league table can be found at