The value of U.S. tech/telecom M&A has nearly doubled so far in 2011.
There were 1,914 transactions so far this year, valued at a combined $209.9 billion, according to data from Dealogic. This compares to 2,210 deals that occurred in 2010, totaling $107.3 billion.
As expected, bulge bracket firms like Morgan Stanley and JPMorgan dominated the top 10 of U.S. advisors. But some independent boutiques, such as Evercore Partners and Qatalyst Partners, are making major headway.
In fact, of all the top 10 advisors, it is Frank Quattrone’s IB that posted the biggest gains. Last week, Qatalyst Partners scored two big deals. The San Francisco IB advised Autonomy which is being sold to HP for $11.72 billion, as well as the $12.94 billion sale of Motorola Mobility Holdings to Google. With both of these deals, Qatalyst vaulted into the top 10 of U.S. tech advisors, Dealogic says.
But Qatalyst isn’t the only player in town. Citi, Goldman Sachs and Credit Suisse also posted made major jumps for U.S. tech/telecom advisors, according to Dealogic.
So here’s the list of the top 10 U.S. M&A advisors for tech/telecom deals, according to Dealogic. The rankings are as of Aug. 22, 2011.