Thomson Reuters’s Mergers & Acquisitions Review – First Half 2017 contains rankings for worldwide providers of fairness opinions. Here are the top five providers (based on the number of transactions) of announced fairness opinions rendered in the United States:
1. Duff & Phelps
2. Prairie Capital Advisors Inc.
3. Evercore Partners
4. (tie) Sandler O'Neill Partners
4. (tie) Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Worldwide, the top five providers of announced fairness opinions are:
1. Gram Capital
2. Duff & Phelps
3. China Merchants Securities Co.
5. China Securities Co Ltd
Extra: Mark your calendar for August 10 for the webinar: Fairness Opinions: Best Practices + BVR Gives First Look at New Research Tool. Speakers will be Craig Jacobson (GlassRatner), Jeffrey Rothschild (McGuireWoods), and Richard Peil (GlassRatner).
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