SNL Financial on July 8released second-quarter 2016 M&A league tables for its covered NorthAmerican sectors.
Bank and thrift
landed 16 second-quarter bank and thrift M&A deals with a total value of$5.31 billion, leading the investment bank to top the sector's league tables bydeal value and number of transactions.
Onesecond-quarter M&A deal announcement allowed and to top SNL'sinsurance underwriter financial adviser league table ranking by deal credit forthe first half of 2016.
toppedthe fintech and specialty finance league tables after having advised on severaloutsized deals in the second quarter.
Thesecond quarter of 2016 offered a slowdown from the mergers and acquisitionsfrenzy roiling the energy sector over the last year, though there are noguarantees the respite will continue.
Bankof America Merrill Lynch, which topped the charts in 2015 and was the onlycompany to advise on a REIT deal in the first quarter, slipped to second placeas of the end of the first half of the year.
, and ended thefirst half of 2016 in a three-way tie for top financial adviser on M&A inthe media and new media industries, driven by their work on 's pending of
ended the first half of 2016 atop a ranking of M&A financial advisers forthe communications industry due largely to its involvement in 's pendingacquisition ofXO Holdings Inc.'sfiber-optic network business.
SNL Financial data is anoffering of S&P Global Market Intelligence.