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S&P Global Market Intelligence Q4'18 M&A League Tables

S&P Global Market Intelligence on Jan. 14 released fourth-quarter 2018 M&A league tables for its covered North American sectors.

Banking

Sandler keeps lead in bank M&A financial adviser rankings in 2018

For the fourth year in a row, Sandler O'Neill & Partners LP clinched the top financial adviser spot for bank and thrift M&A in terms of deal value and number of deals, according to S&P Global Market Intelligence's league table rankings for 2018.

Insurance

J.P. Morgan Securities tops insurance underwriter M&A league table

In the insurance brokerage space, Sica Fletcher LLC and Marsh Berry & Co. Inc. finished on top of the number-of-deals insurance brokerage league table.

Financial services

BofA leads fintech, asset management M&A advisers in 2018

Bank of America Merrill Lynch takes the top spot in the M&A deal value league table for the financial technology and payments space for 2018.

Real estate

Bank of America tops 2018 REIT M&A league table, after leading much of year

Citigroup Global Markets Inc. and Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC remained in the second- and third-place spots, respectively, from the end of the third quarter.

Media

Tribune/Nexstar deal vaults Bank of America to top media M&A adviser in 2018

BofA Merrill Lynch claimed the title of top media M&A adviser by deal credit in 2018 despite working on only two transactions in the sector, one of which was a blockbuster broadcast station deal.

Utilities (Energy)

Morgan Stanley is top adviser for utility deals in 2018

Morgan Stanley and runner-up RBC Capital Markets LLC advised South Carolina utility SCANA Corp. on its contentious merger into Dominion Energy Inc.