- Among investment banks, Morgan Stanley topped the list with 57 PE deals, 25 of which represented the sell-side. Houlihan Lokey Inc. ranked second with 50 deals, 42 of which involved representing the sell-side. Goldman, Sachs & Co. finished third with 46 deals, 31 of which it represented the sell-side.
- Among law firms, Kirkland & Ellis LLP was the top counsel to companies, with 152 deals, 104 of which it represented the buy-side. Latham & Watkins LLP was second with 64 deals. Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP ranked third with 61 deals.
- Among PR firms involved in private equity transactions, Abernathy MacGregor Group Inc. was first with 62 transactions, in 55 of which it represented the buy-side. Sard Verbinnen & Co. LLC came in second, with 53 transactions. Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher ranked third with 44 transactions.
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