Thomson Reuters Q1 European M&A League Table

European M&A in the first quarter totaled $199.7bn, recording the third consecutive year of decline in first quarter activity since the peak of $438.3bn reached during the first three months of 2007.

This year's first quarter volume was the lowest since the $150bn in deal activity recorded during the first three months of 2003. The decrease in European M&A was mostly due to the fifth-straight quarter of decline in Government-led deals as transactions with government involvement on the buy-side declined by 94.9% to $5.6bn compared to $110.4bn during the same period last year when bailouts of financial institutions were prevalent.

Estimated fees on completed European deals totaled $2.2bn on par with the first quarter last year, according to Thomson Reuters / Freeman Consulting. However, this was a 31.9% decrease compared to last quarter, which saw fees rise to $3.2bn during the final three months of 2009.

Here's the league table

Any European Involvement - Announced Deals

1. JPMorgan - $80.7bn deal value, 36 deals

2. Goldman Sachs - $70.3bn, 20

3. Deutsche Bank - $64.0bn, 18

4. Credit Suisse - $61.3bn, 30

5. Citi - $57.0bn, 16

6. Morgan Stanley - $56.5bn, 31

7. Lazard - $49.8bn, 27

8. Blackstone Group - $40.8bn, 4

9. Rothschild - $32.4bn, 51

10. Greenhill & Co - $11.9bn, 4

11. Barclays Capital - $11.0bn, 10

12. Nomura - $10.8bn, 17

13. UBS - $9.4bn, 31

14. RBS - $9.4bn, 8

15. Macquarie Group - $8.8bn, 5

16. BofA Merrill Lynch - $8.7bn, 8

17. HSBC Holdings - $8.4bn, 9

18. Allen & Co - $8.1bn, 3

19. Perella Weinberg Partners - $7.8bn, 3

20. BNP Paribas - $6.89bn, 13

21. Guggenheim Securities - $6.86bn, 1

22. Credit Agricole - $6.7bn, 6

23. BTG Investments - $6.6bn, 3

24. Commerzbank - $6.0bn, 2

25. Societe Generale - $5.7bn, 2

Source - Thomson Reuters

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