Mergers & Acquisitions magazine named Kirkland “Law Firm of the Year” at its 10th annual M&A Mid-Market Awards. Kirkland was recognized for the volume of deals it advised on in 2016, as well as its work on technology M&A transactions and tech fund formation. Kirkland advised on 275 completed mid-market transactions worth $21.6 billion in 2016, according to data from Thomson Reuters on transactions worth $1 billion or less, including those with undisclosed terms. Kirkland also advised on several significant mid-market tech M&A funds that closed to investors in 2016.The M&A Mid-Market Awards honor leading dealmakers and deals that set the standard for transactions in the middle market. Winners are based on a variety of factors, including performance, growth, innovation and thought leadership.