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Small-Market Advisers - Most Active by Number

Here are the small-market investment banks that completed the most deals that were less than $250 million. Houlihan Lokey and Barclays among the top five.

Most Active Advisers - 2012 Small Market 
Number of announced and completed deals less than $250M 
AdviserNo. of Deals
Sandler O'Neill Partners38
Houlihan Lokey37
RBC Capital Markets33
Keefe Bruyette & Woods Inc32
Goldman Sachs & Co29
JP Morgan28
Morgan Stanley27
Evercore Partners26
Stifel Financial Corp24
Jefferies & Co Inc24
Wells Fargo & Co20
Credit Suisse18
Moelis & Co18
Bank of America Merrill Lynch18
Raymond James Financial Inc16
Macquarie Group16
Deutsche Bank15
Lincoln International15

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