Private Equity Transactions to Remain Robust in Seller's Market
Morgan Stanley, Kirkland, Kekst Top Advisers in Q1
The report also found robust PE activity should continue for the next 18 months in this seller's market.
"Private equity firms, armed with a huge amount of dry powder, are finding attractive opportunities in which to invest despite the continued high valuation environment," said
The Deal's exclusive ranking covers the top investment banks, law firms, and PR advisers engaged in private equity transactions globally from
Some highlights from the report:
- Among investment banks, Morgan Stanley topped the list with 25 PE deals, 11 of which represented the sell-side. Rothschild & Co ranked second with 23 deals, 17 of which involved representing the sell-side. Houlihan Lokey Inc. finished third with 21 deals, 19 of which it represented the sell-side.
- Among law firms, Kirkland & Ellis LLP was the top counsel to companies, with 61 deals, 44 of which it represented the buy-side. Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP was second with 27 deals. Jones Day and
Latham & Watkins LLPtied for third with 22 deals each.
- Among PR firms involved in private equity transactions, Kekst and Co. was first with 19 transactions, in 14 of which it represented the buy-side.
Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcherand Sard Verbinnen & Co. LLCtied for second, with 18 transactions each. Chris Tofalli Public Relations LLC ranked third with 11 transactions.
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