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SNL Q3'17 M&A League Tables

S&P Global Market Intelligence on Oct. 10 released third-quarter 2017 M&A league tables for its covered North American sectors.

Bank and thrift

Sandler, KBW on opposite ends in some of Q3's biggest deals

Sandler O'Neill & Partners LP remained the top financial adviser for bank and thrift M&A by deal value and number of deals, followed by Keefe Bruyette & Woods Inc., according to SNL Financial's league table rankings.

Insurance

Big deal puts Citigroup, Allen on top of insurance underwriter M&A league table

One deal helped propel Citigroup Global Markets Inc. and Allen & Co. LLC to the top two spots in the insurance underwriter M&A deal value league table for the first three quarters of 2017.

Financial services

Role on Invesco, Guggenheim ETF deal pushes Citi to top of Q3 M&A rankings

Advisory roles on two significant third-quarter deals put Citigroup Global Markets on top of the securities and investments M&A deal value league table for the period.

Energy

Electric utility acquisitions, IPP privatization account for Q3'17 biggest deals

Midstream deals slowed in the third quarter, but the power sector picked up the slack, with regulated electric utilities and independent power producers driving mergers and acquisitions activity.

Real estate

Morgan Stanley rises to top spot in Q3'17 REIT M&A league tables

The firm, which was unranked in 2016, jumped into first place on SNL Financial's third-quarter 2017 league tables by deal value.

Media

Discovery, Scripps deal propels top media M&A adviser rankings

The top five M&A advisers for the media, entertainment and new media industries year-to-date as of Sept. 30 all had a role in Discovery Communications Inc.'s $11.76 billion pending acquisition of lifestyle network owner Scripps Networks Interactive Inc.

Communications

Crown Castle drives communications M&A adviser rankings with fiber deal

UBS Investment Bank ranked as the communications sector's top M&A adviser with $10.99 billion in deal credit for the year to date as of Sept. 30.