Q1 M&A Off to Hot Start

The M&A market cooled down in January and February after a frenetic finish to 2017 but still saw strong activity levels, especially in private equity and healthcare.

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M&A Financial Advisers Power Rankings

Deals announced between Jan 2018 and Dec 2018 ranked by number of deals, then by aggregate transaction value in the event of a tie.

Goldman, Sachs & Co.

JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Morgan Stanley

Evercore Partners Inc.

Barclays Capital

Credit Suisse Group

Citigroup Inc.

Jefferies LLC

Lazard Ltd.

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

RBC Capital Markets

Keefe Bruyette & Woods Inc.

Deutsche Bank AG

Wells Fargo Securities LLC

Rothschild & Co

Houlihan Lokey Inc.

Robert W. Baird & Co.

Centerview Partners LLC

Macquarie Capital

Moelis & Co. LLC

Perella Weinberg Partners LP

PJT Partners Inc.

Sandler O’Neill & Partners LP

Piper Jaffray & Co.

Guggenheim Securities LLC

UBS Investment Bank

LionTree Advisors LLC

BMO Capital Markets Corp.

Greenhill & Co.

SunTrust Robinson Humphrey Inc.

Raymond James & Associates Inc.

Valence Group LLC

Deloitte

Qatalyst Partners

Peter J. Solomon Co.

Nomura Securities Co. Ltd.

Harris Williams & Co.

Stephens Inc.

Investec Bank plc

Boston Meridian LLC

CIBC World Markets Inc.

William Blair & Co. LLC

Lincoln International LLC

Triple Tree LLC

Ernst & Young Inc.

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

BDT & Co. LLC

Canson Capital Partners

TD Securities Inc.

Bain & Co.

HSBC Holdings plc

Jamieson Corporate Finance LLP

Nexant Ltd.

Stone Key Group LLC

Gleacher Shacklock LLP

Maven Global LLP

AlixPartners LLP

CBRE Group Inc.

Cushman & Wakefield Inc.

SG Americas Securities LLC

Societe Generale SA

Mediobanca SpA

Dyal Co. LLC

Allen & Co. LLC

KKR Capital Markets LLC

Investec Ltd.

Wyvern Partners Ltd.

Numis Securities Ltd.

Innovation Capital LLC

Chardan Capital Markets LLC

Cowen and Co. LLC

Fort Capital Corp.

Cain Brothers & Co. LLC

D.A. Davidson & Co.

American Discovery Capital LLC

Bank of Nova Scotia

Leerink Partners LLC

Jones Lang LaSalle Inc.

Saxbury Ltd.

Greentech Capital Advisors Securities LLC

Western Reserve Partners LLC

GMP Securities LP

Banks Street Partners LLC

Berkeley Research Group LLC

Rabobank NA

BTIG LLC

Graceworth Ltd.

Maxim Group LLC

Davy Corporate Finance Ltd.

Ping An Securities Group (Holdings) Ltd.

SCOPE Advisors LLC

Needham & Co. LLC

Raine Group LLC

Alwyne Capital Ltd.

Duff & Phelps Corp.

Alvarez & Marsal Transaction Advisory Group

Willis Towers Watson plc

Mooreland Partners LLC

TM Capital Corp.

Mesirow Financial Holdings Inc.