Brunswick Tops Finsbury to Lead European M&A League Table
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Brunswick Tops Finsbury to Lead European M&A League Table

For the eighth consecutive quarter, Brunswick Group has topped mergermarket’s pan-European league table of public relations advisers to mergers and acquisitions activity by value, working on a total of 58 deals worth €184 billion.

Paul Holmes

LONDON—For the eighth consecutive quarter, Brunswick Group has topped mergermarket’s pan-European league table of public relations advisers to mergers and acquisitions activity by value, working on a total of 58 deals worth €184 billion. However, Finsbury Group, up from third place at the year-end 2007, was just €6 billion behind, with 39 deals worth a total of €178 billion. Both firms are advisers to the biggest deal of the year, BHP Billiton’s €144 billion bid for Rio Tinto.

 

Smithfield Consultant was in third place on the value league table, ahead of Gavin Anderson & Company and Hintons.

 

By volume, FD is the clear leader with 88 deals worth €33 billion, a 17 deal lead over Citigate, up from fourth place at the year-end 2007. Brunswick, Maitland and Finsbury Group round out the top five by volume.

 

Brunswick also leads the

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