Investment bank Goldman Sachs and law firm Kirkland & Ellis led rival advisers on completed M&A deals through the fourth quarter of 2018, according to league tables from Thomson Reuters.
Goldman Sachs dominated most advisers when ranked by deal volume. The investment bank also led or was near the top across most industries, geographic locations and number of completed deals.
Meantime, Kirkland & Ellis maintained the top position across the board when ranked by number of completed deals as well as deals valued at up to and including $2 billion. The firm also led other advisers by number of completed deals across most industries.
Download the year-to-date league tables through Q4 2018 for financial and legal advisers: