After leading rival advisers in 2018, investment bank Goldman Sachs and law firm Kirkland & Ellis begin 2019 in the lead on completed M&A, according to league tables from Thomson Reuters.
Goldman Sachs led most advisers when ranked by deal volume. The investment bank also led or was near the top across most industries, geographic locations and number of completed deals.
Meantime, Kirkland & Ellis dominated across the board when ranked by number of completed deals as well as deals valued at up to and including $2 billion. The firm also led by number of completed deals across most industries.
Download the year-to-date league tables through Q1 2019 for financial and legal advisers: