March 9, 2020

Much has been recognized as one of the most active law firms handling venture capital transactions in PitchBook's annual Global League Tables, a leading source for data on mergers and acquisitions, private equity and VC deal activity. The firm handled many VC transactions in 2019, resulting in strong rankings in multiple categories, particularly in the Great Lakes region and in early-stage deals.

Greg Grove, chair of Much's Startups & Venture Capital practice, attributed the results to the firm's talented team of professionals, extensive experience in the venture capital space and deep connections within the VC ecosystem in Chicago and beyond. Working with a mix of startups and emerging growth companies, as well as private investors, public-company strategic investors and later-stage operating companies, the Much team advised on a wide range of deals involving products, services and software solutions in health care and medical devices, communications, sensors, data analytics and storage, blockchain, media and entertainment, sports technology, manufacturing and construction technology, logistics, innovation management, artificial intelligence, education technology, human resources technology, real estate technology, and food and beverage technology.

"We are honored that PitchBook has once again quantified our firm's commitment to counseling clients who are dedicated to innovation, entrepreneurship and new technologies," Grove said. "We share that same passion, and we will continue to work with our clients in the venture capital space to help them transform their businesses at every stage of the growth cycle."

PitchBook ranked Much among the most active law firms in the following categories:

  • 3rd in VC Deals in the Great Lakes Region
  • 15th in Early-Stage Deals
  • 15th in VC Deals in the United States
  • 18th in VC Deals Globally

Attorneys in the Startups & Venture Capital group at Much represent companies and investors in every phase of growth and development and advise clients on a wide range of funding sources and investment structures. Much's network of high-growth technology companies, their backers and the service providers that focus on and care about startups, combined with the firm's involvement in incubator and accelerator programs, help create relationships that lead to future investments, strategic partnerships, acquisitions and other opportunities.

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