S&P Global Market Intelligence on Oct. 10 released third-quarter 2018 M&A league tables for its covered North American sectors.
Bank and thrift
Sandler tops bank M&A league tables in Q3'18
Sandler O'Neill & Partners LP stayed on top of the financial adviser deal-value and number-of-deal league tables, according to S&P Global Market Intelligence's rankings through Sept. 30.
Multibillion-dollar deals push Goldman to top of Q3 insurance M&A league table
In the insurance brokerage sector, Sica Fletcher LLC held onto the top spot in the deal volume rankings.
Financial services, fintech
Billion-dollar deals help BofA get top spot in fintech M&A rankings
And Citigroup Global Markets Inc.'s work on one M&A transaction in the specialty finance and mortgage REIT sector led it to the top spot in the sectors' financial adviser deal value league table for the nine months ended Sept. 30.
Renewable portfolios drive utility M&A in Q3'18, Morgan Stanley tops advisers
Merger and acquisition activity among utilities was relatively quiet in the third quarter of 2018, with some of the biggest deals involving renewable portfolios.
Bank of America maintains top spot in Q3'18 REIT M&A league table
Both Bank of America Corp. and Citigroup Global Markets, which was second in the financial adviser ranking by deal value, added substantially to their deal count during the third quarter.
Pandora sale announcement shakes up media M&A adviser ranking in Q3
While Wells Fargo Securities LLC maintained its position as the top-ranked media M&A adviser year-to-date through the third quarter, Sirius XM Holdings Inc.'s pending acquisition of Pandora Media Inc. propelled Allen & Co. to a relatively close second place.