Fairness opinion provider rankings for first half of 2017

BVWireIssue #179-2
August 9, 2017

We had several requests to repost Thomson Reuters’s Mergers & Acquisitions Review—First Half 2017 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; and
  5. (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.;
  4. CITIC; and
  5. China Securities Co Ltd.

Extra: Tomorrow, August 10, join us for a 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). Plus, get a look at BVR’s new Fairness Opinion Research Service in a bonus segment.

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