- Among investment banks, Goldman, Sachs & Co. came in first with 51 deals. Citigroup Inc. was second with 46 deals. JPMorgan Securities LLC was third, with 43 deals.
- Among law firms, Kirkland & Ellis LLP was the top counsel to companies, with 59 deals. Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP was second with 49 deals. Latham & Watkins LLP ranked third with 47 deals.
- Among Delaware firms, Richards, Layton & Finger PA came in first with 24 deals. Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP was second with 10 deals. Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP ranked third with nine.
- Among PR firms, Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher was first with 52 transactions. Sard Verbinnen & Co. recorded 36 transactions. Kekst and Co. ranked third with 21 transactions.
- Among proxy solicitors, Innisfree M&A Inc. was involved in 25 deals. D.F. King & Co. and MacKenzie Partners Inc. tied for second with 18 deals each. Okapi Partners LLC came in third with 10 deals.
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