Press Release

ALM Intelligence Unveils Law Firm Mergers and Acquisitions Modeling Tool

An Upgrade to the Award-Winning Legal Compass Platform

New York, NY – September 19, 2018 — ALM Intelligence’s Legal division has released new mergers and acquisitions (M&A) capabilities. The innovative feature allows Legal Compass subscribers to quickly and easily analyze potential mergers and acquisitions within the legal market.

“Law firms are always playing the ‘what-if’ game, and this tool enables firms and consultants to assess various potential combinations,” said Patrick Fuller, Vice President, Legal, ALM Intelligence. “Additionally, it becomes a core competitive intelligence tool for rivals as part of the assessment of pending law firm mergers.”

The M&A modeling tool in Legal Compass provides users with:

  • The ability to model a merger of law firms on our Am Law 200, Global 100 and UK 50 ranking lists, view their combined financial histories, and project their combined Am Law and Global ranks
  • Insight into the global footprint of the combined firms and the ability to see where overlap would reduce operating budgets and increase domestic and international coverage
  • Information on practice areas – discover which firms would bring strength in which areas
  • Diversity data on both firms, and how the combined firm would stack up on ALM’s Diversity, Gender and LGBT Scorecards

“The new Mergers and Acquisitions tool allows our users to look at the possible combination of two firms and determine whether there is real potential in a union,” said Eric Ryles, Vice President of Customer Solutions, ALM Intelligence. “By combining the financials, headcount data and global footprint of these firms we can see if it makes more sense to proceed to due diligence or to look for another target. This saves the time and effort and the expense of pursuing weak opportunities.”

ALM has long covered the ins and outs of law firm mergers, and one that recently has received significant attention is the rumored link-up between Allen & Overy and O’Melveny & Myers. With ALM Intelligence’s M&A tool, Legal Compass subscribers can evaluate the practice area capabilities, financials and worldwide reach of the combined firm. Users of the tool will instantly see that the merger would rank the combined firm 4th in the Global 100 with nearly $3 billion in gross revenue, and that the firm would have around 3,000 lawyers and a physical presence in approximately 50 cities across the globe.

To find out more about the Legal Compass M&A tool visit: https://www.alm.com/intelligence/solutions-we-provide/business-of-law-solutions/legal-compass/legal-compass-infographic/

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