A large British firm with offices throughout Europe and the Middle East was seeking to establish a presence in the U.S. They were interested in firms with strong transactional practices that did not involve large litigation components, together with a series of industry and geographic preferences. We created a detailed template of the firm’s needs and designed a rating system to consider over 600 U.S. firms. Working with our client, we funneled the number of candidate firms to six and performed “deep” dive” background investigations before making contact and establishing conversations with two firms. The result was one of the largest and most successful international Swiss Verein mergers in history.