With only one winner per category, the M&A Award from Mergermarket is a true recognition of an outstanding year.
Mergermarket's European M&A Awards gathered senior dealmakers from across the region at a black-tie gala dinner in London on 31 March. At the event, Thommessen was for the second year in a row awarded the prize "Norway M&A Legal Advisor of the Year".
- We are honoured to be awarded this prestigious prize by Mergermarket. Year after year Thommessen's M&A team generates the highest deal flow in the market, and maintain its position at the forefront in the most complex and high-profile transactions. Our team is deeply committed to delivering exceptional services and quality. We thank our clients ranging from SMEs to growth companies to established players to entrust us with their most important projects, says Partner Ylva B. Gjesdahl Peters, who accepted the award on behalf of Thommessen.
In 2021 Thommessen maintained its clear leading position within M&A in Norway by being ranked as number one on Mergermarket's M&A League Table – both in terms of number of deals (103 registered deals) and total deal value (USD 28.3 billion).
So far this year, Thommessen has advised on large number of highly complex and prominent transactions, including HitecVision in its investments in Fortum Oslo Varme and TrønderEnergi, Aker Clean Hydrogen and Aker Offshore Wind in their merger with Aker Horizons and EQTs investment in Ardoq.
- The voice of the market is an important source of feedback – which makes the award from Mergermarket a significant recognition for us and a great inspiration to continuously strive to improve our services and exceed our clients' expectations. To us this award is a testimony to our ability to combine M&A expertise with relevant sector knowledge and expert legal advice in all relevant fields, says Christian G. Sagstad, partner and head of M&A and Capital Markets at Thommessen.
The European Mergermarket M&A Awards
Mergermarket is a leading research agency monitoring the market for M&A transactions. The European Mergermarket M&A Awards recognise the financial and legal advisers’ excellence in M&A Advisory of European-related deals and are based on the Mergermarket league tables with input from an independent judging panel.