Q1 PE: Deal Values Set Post-Crisis Record

PE firms, which raised a record $453 billion of capital in 2017, continue to face tough competition for deals from strategics and others.

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Private Equity 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.

Morgan Stanley

Goldman, Sachs & Co.

Houlihan Lokey Inc.

Rothschild & Co

Lincoln International LLC

Credit Suisse Group

JPMorgan Chase & Co.

DCS Advisory

Evercore Partners Inc.

Jefferies LLC

Robert W. Baird & Co.

Harris Williams & Co.

Piper Jaffray & Co.

Barclays Capital

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

RBC Capital Markets

Raymond James & Associates Inc.

Lazard Ltd.

Citigroup Inc.

Moelis & Co. LLC

Stifel, Nicolaus & Co.

William Blair & Co. LLC

UBS Investment Bank

Deutsche Bank AG

Duff & Phelps Corp.

BDO International Ltd.

Centerview Partners LLC

BMO Capital Markets Corp.

Wells Fargo Securities LLC

Macquarie Capital

KeyBanc Capital Markets

Clearwater International Ltd.

SunTrust Robinson Humphrey Inc.

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Capstone Headwaters LLC

GCA Altium Ltd.

Guggenheim Securities LLC

Wyvern Partners Ltd.

Alvarez & Marsal LLC

Brown Gibbons Lang & Co.

D.A. Davidson & Co.

Greenhill & Co.

PJT Partners Inc.

CIBC World Markets Inc.

Triple Tree LLC

America’s Growth Capital LLC

Arma Partners LLP

Canaccord Genuity Group Inc.

Cascadia Capital LLC

Mooreland Partners LLC

TD Securities Inc.

LionTree Advisors LLC

Sandler O’Neill & Partners LP

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc.

Peter J. Solomon Co.

SG Americas Securities LLC

Societe Generale SA

Nomura Securities Co. Ltd.

Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co. LLC

Needham & Co. LLC

HSBC Holdings plc

BB&T Capital Markets

Brentwood Capital Advisors LLC

Cavendish Corporate Finance LLP

Atlas Technology Group LLC

Mesirow Financial Holdings Inc.

GP Bullhound LLP

Alantra Partners SA

B.C. Ziegler & Co.

Bank Street Group LLC

Berkery, Noyes & Co.

Carnegie Investment Bank AB

District Capital Partners LLC

Dowling & Hales LLC

Eight Advisory

Grant Thornton LLP

GulfStar Group Inc.

Imperial Capital LLC

Jordan Edmiston Group Inc.

Q Advisors LLC

Roland Berger Strategy Consultants GmbH

Sage Group LLC

Shea & Co. LLC

Silver Lane Advisors LLC

TigerRisk Partners LLC

Vitale & Co. SpA

Zelig Associates

ABG Sundal Collier ASA

Aca Nexia

Adviso Partners

Aleutian Capital Partners LLC

Allen & Co. LLC

Allenby Capital Ltd.

Alwyne Capital Ltd.

American Discovery Capital LLC

Aqua Corporate Advisory Co. Ltd.

Arctic Securities ASA

Ardea Partners LLC

Armory Securities LLC

B. Metzler seel. Son & CO. KGaA