The four financial advisers on 's proposed $3.2billion acquisition of BatsGlobal Markets Inc. vaulted to the top of the M&A financialadviser rankings in the securities and investments space for the first threequarters of the year, according to SNL Financial data.
BarclaysCapital Inc., Bank ofAmerica Merrill Lynch, Broadhaven Capital Partners LLC and advised the exchangeson the transaction, announcedSept. 26, and also hold each of the top four spots in theyear-to-date league table rankings.
Barclays Capital topped the list with $3.47 billion in totaldeal value through the first nine months of the year, narrowly ahead of Bank ofAmerica Merrill Lynch, which has advised on three deals in the category with anaggregate value of $3.45 billion. Broadhaven and UBS Investment Bank roundout the top four with $3.23 billion and $3.17 billion in announced totaldeal value, respectively. After the second quarter, none of the fouradvisers on the CBOE/Bats deal had been ranked in the top 10 in termsof deal value in the securities and investments space.
In financial technology, Barclays Capital placed secondbehind Goldman Sachs &Co. with $9.54 billion in total announced deals as of Sept.30. Goldman advised IMSHealth Holdings Inc. on a $9 billion deal with Quintiles Transnational HoldingsInc., which was completed on Oct. 3, and Searchlight Capital Partners LP in a proposed of HarbortouchPayments LLC.
Goldmanalso ranked first among financial advisers in the specialty finance spacehaving been involved in three deals with total announced value of $6.89billion, finishing just ahead of Credit Suisse (USA) Inc. and Bank of America MerrillLynch. Through the first three quarters, Houlihan Lokey Inc. worked on the most deals in thespecialty finance space with nine transactions, earning deal credit of $1.10billion.
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