Take-Privates On the Upswing in PE

PE deal activity in 2018 included take-private transactions by KKR, Apollo and Veritas Capital, among 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.

Houlihan Lokey Inc.

Rothschild & Co

Goldman Sachs & Co.

Morgan Stanley

William Blair & Co.

Lincoln International LLC

Barclays

Jefferies LLC

JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Robert W. Baird & Co.

Credit Suisse Group

Lazard Ltd.

Raymond James & Associates Inc.

Evercore Inc.

UBS Investment Bank

Harris Williams & Co.

Daiwa Securities Group Inc.

RBC Capital Markets

Moelis & Co. LLC

Citigroup Inc.

Piper Jaffray & Co.

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

KeyBanc Capital Markets

Deutsche Bank AG

Stifel, Nicolaus & Co.

Macquarie Capital

Duff & Phelps Corp.

Wells Fargo & Co.

GCA Corp.

Clearwater International Ltd.

BMO Capital Markets Corp.

Alantra Partners SA

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Arma Partners LLP

Generational Equity LLC

Greenhill & Co.

Capstone Headwaters LLC

Jordan Edmiston Group Inc.

Centerview Partners LLC

Perella Weinberg Partners LP

Natixis SA

BDO International Ltd.

Financo LLC

Guggenheim Partners LLC

Brown Gibbons Lang & Co.

D.A. Davidson & Co.

HSBC Holdings plc

SunTrust Robinson Humphrey Inc.

Petsky Prunier LLC

Mooreland Partners LLC

LionTree Advisors LLC

Sandler O’Neill & Partners LP

Cowen Inc.

Triple Tree LLC

America’s Growth Capital LLC

Eight Advisory

BCMS Corporate Ltd.

Cascadia Capital LLC

CIBC World Markets

Stephens Inc.

FTI Consulting Inc.

Cavendish Corporate Finance LLP

Grant Thornton LLP

BlackArch Partners LP

PJT Partners Inc.

B. Riley Financial Inc.

BNP Paribas SA

BB&T Capital Markets

Toronto-Dominion Bank

Canaccord Genuity Group Inc.

Qatalyst Partners

Numis Securities Ltd.

Nomura Securities Co. Ltd.

Liberum Capital Ltd.

ING Bank NV

Imperial Capital LLC

Mesirow Financial Holdings Inc.

Berkery, Noyes & Co.

Dowling & Hales LLC

Oaklins International Inc.

Vitale & Co. SpA

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc.

Mediobanca SpA

Allen & Co. LLC

Needham & Co. LLC

Dow Schofield Watts Corporate Finance Ltd.

Bowstring Advisors LLC

Shea & Co. LLC

Bank of Nova Scotia

Cantor Fitzgerald & Co.

Wyvern Partners Ltd.

Oppenheimer & Co.

ABG Sundal Collier ASA

Carnegie Investment Bank AB

TM Capital Corp.

Goetzpartners Corporate Finance GmbH

Leerink Partners LLC

Alvarez & Marsal LLC

Bank Street Group LLC

District Capital Partners LLC