Investment Bank Number of
Deals
  Investment Bank Value ($bil)
         
Stifel/KBW 62   Goldman Sachs & Co 27.4
JP Morgan 61   Morgan Stanley 26.6
Goldman Sachs & Co 58   JP Morgan 26.4
Morgan Stanley 56   Barclays 24.2
Barclays 51   Credit Suisse 23.6
Bank of America Merrill Lynch 50   Bank of America Merrill Lynch 19.9
Credit Suisse 47   Citi 17.6
RBC Capital Markets 45   Evercore Partners 17.1
Evercore Partners 44   Lazard 15.7
Houlihan Lokey 44   Jefferies LLC 15.5
Citi 43   RBC Capital Markets 12.7
Sandler O'Neill Partners 42   Deutsche Bank 11.6
Lazard 40   Houlihan Lokey 10.7
Raymond James Financial Inc 37   Wells Fargo & Co 10.3
Jefferies LLC 37   UBS 9.0
Wells Fargo & Co 32   Moelis & Co 8.8
Deutsche Bank 32   Stifel/KBW 8.7
Moelis & Co 25   Macquarie Group 6.7
William Blair & Co 24   Centerview Partners LLC 6.3
PricewaterhouseCoopers 24   BMO Capital Markets 6.1
Robert W Baird & Co Inc 22   Raymond James Financial Inc 5.9
UBS 21   Robert W Baird & Co Inc 5.6
Piper Jaffray Cos 20   Sandler O'Neill Partners 5.3
Macquarie Group 20   William Blair & Co 5.1
KPMG 18   Rothschild 4.8
Deloitte 18   Perella Weinberg Partners LP 3.8
Rothschild 18   PricewaterhouseCoopers 3.6
Centerview Partners LLC 14   Qatalyst Partners 3.4
Simmons & Co International 14   Simmons & Co International 3.4
BMO Capital Markets 13   Piper Jaffray Cos 3.2
Stephens Inc 12   Tudor Pickering & Co LLC 3.1
Duff & Phelps 11   Deloitte 2.9
Needham & Co LLC 11   Ernst & Young LLP 2.6
Ernst & Young LLP 10   Stephens Inc 2.4
Tudor Pickering & Co LLC 10   KPMG 2.3
Lincoln International 9   Nomura 2.1
Sterne Agee & Leach Inc 9   Blackstone Group LP 2.1
IMAP 8   Greenhill & Co, LLC 1.8
Perella Weinberg Partners LP 8   Scotiabank 1.7
GCA Savvian Group Corp 8   GCA Savvian Group Corp 1.5
Fig Partners LLC 7   Gresham Partners 1.4
Canaccord Genuity 7   Guggenheim Securities LLC 1.4
DA Davidson & Co Inc 7   PNC Financial Services Group 1.2
SunTrust Banks 7   RBS 1.1
Scotiabank 6   Leerink Partners LLC 1.0
PNC Financial Services Group 6   Duff & Phelps 1.0
Hovde Financial, Inc. 6   Sterne Agee & Leach Inc 1.0
Qatalyst Partners 6   Oppenheimer Holdings Inc 1.0
Leerink Partners LLC 6   CIBC World Markets Inc 1.0
Roth Capital Partners Inc 5   Sawaya Segalas & Co LLC .9
Mizuho Financial Group 5      
AGC Partners 5      
Mooreland Partners LLC 5      
GMP Capital Corp 5      
Nomura 5      
Generational Equity 5      
FBR Capital Markets Corp 5      
BDO 5      
         
Source: Thomson Reuters        

Editor's Note: To measure activity in the middle market, Mergers & Acquisitions looks at transactions that fulfill several requirements: Deals must have a value of roughly $1 billion or less; they must be completed (not just announced) within the timeframe designated; and they must include at least one U.S. company in the role of buyer and/or seller. Excluded from our charts are: recapitalizations; self-tenders; exchange offers; repurchases; stake purchases; and transactions with undisclosed values, buyers or sellers. Our data provider is Thomson Reuters, which updates its databases continuously. We use the data available at press time. For this article, data was collected on Dec. 31, 2014.

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