Strong Year for M&A Sags in Second Half

The overall numbers for 2018 are good, but both PE and M&A activity slowed down in the second half of 2018.

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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

Barclays

Citigroup Inc.

Credit Suisse Group

Jefferies LLC

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Evercore Inc.

Lazard Ltd.

Deutsche Bank AG

Moelis & Co. LLC

RBC Capital Markets

UBS Investment Bank

Rothschild & Co

Houlihan Lokey Inc.

Wells Fargo Securities LLC

Sandler O’Neill & Partners LP

Stifel/KBW

Centerview Partners LLC

Perella Weinberg Partners LP

Robert W. Baird & Co.

Piper Jaffray & Co.

Raymond James & Associates Inc.

William Blair & Co. LLC

Guggenheim Securities LLC

Macquarie Capital

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Greenhill & Co.

Ernst & Young LLP

Lincoln International LLC

PJT Partners Inc.

Qatalyst Partners

BMO Capital Markets Corp.

Stephens Inc.

Deloitte LLP

Harris Williams & Co.

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce

Allen & Co. LLC

TD Securities Inc.

HSBC Holdings plc

KPMG LLP

SunTrust Robinson Humphrey Inc.

LionTree Advisors LLC

Duff & Phelps Corp.

FIG Partners LLC

Nomura Securities Co. Ltd.

Bank of Nova Scotia

KeyBanc Capital Markets

Cowen and Co.

Hovde Group LLC

Alvarez & Marsal LLC

BDT & Co. LLC

BNP Paribas SA

Intrepid Partners LLC

PJ Solomon LP

Oppenheimer & Co.

GCA Corp.

Triple Tree LLC

Fortis Advisors LLC

Mizuho Financial Group Inc.

Dyal Co. LLC

Valence Group LLC

XMS Capital Partners LLC

Rabo Securities USA Inc.

Mediobanca SpA

B. Riley FBR Inc.

Numis Securities Ltd.

DNB Markets Inc.

D.A. Davidson & Co.

EarlyBirdCapital Inc.

Leerink Partners LLC

FTI Consulting Inc.

Mooreland Partners LLC

Brown Gibbons Lang & Co.

Ardea Partners LLC

Robey Warshaw LLP

Stone Key Group LLC

Maven Global LLP

Gleacher Shacklock LLP

MTS Health Partners LP

Financial Technology Partners LP

Cushman & Wakefield Inc.

Societe Generale SA

Credit Agricole SA

Foros

National Bank Financial Inc.

Three Ocean Partners LLC

DH Capital LLC

Consensus Advisory Services LLC

Cenkos Securities plc

JMP Securities LLC

Canaccord Genuity Group Inc.

Chardan Capital Markets LLC

Jones Lang LaSalle Inc.

finnCap Ltd.

Boston Meridian LLC

Alantra Partners SA

TM Capital Corp.

FMI Capital Advisors Inc.