WSGR Ranked No. 1 for 2018 Issuer-Side Venture Financing Deals

Dow Jones VentureSource's legal rankings for 2018 issuer-side venture financing deals ranked Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati ahead of all other firms by the total number of rounds of equity financing raised on behalf of clients. WSGR is credited as legal advisor in 316 rounds of financing, while its nearest competitor advised on 297 rounds of financing.

According to VentureSource, WSGR ranked first for 2018 issuer-side U.S. deals in the following industries: information technology, healthcare, consumer goods (tie), energy and utilities, software, biopharmaceuticals (tie), and medical devices and equipment. The firm ranked second in business and financial services, consumer services, industrial goods and materials, communications and networking (tie), and electronics and computer hardware.

In addition, WSGR ranked first in the Bay Area region, where it was credited with 200 deals in 2018, while its nearest competitor advised on 91 deals. In addition, the firm ranked first in the Pacific Northwest and Texas, and second in Southern California, the Mid-Atlantic, and the New York Metro Area (tie).