League Table Porn: Goldman Is King

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DealBook has the official Thomson Financial league table results for Global M&A, with Goldman just edging out Citigroup for total deal volume:

After giving us a preview late last year, Thomson Financial this week sent DealBook its official tally of last year’s merger and acquisitions activity. Global M&A topped $3.8 trillion in 2006, a bump of nearly 38 percent over the previous year. Nearly 20 percent of the year’s deals involved private-equity buyers. And large swaths of the deal-making were handled by two investment banks, Goldman Sachs and Citigroup
[Cutting tired bonus news rehash] In the year-end league tables — the rankings scrutinized and boasted about by investment bankers — Goldman Sachs took the crown for advising on the largest volume of global announced deals. It advised on $1.09 trillion in deals, for a 28.6 percent market share. Perhaps more surprising was last year’s showing by Citigroup, which leaped from fifth place in 2005 to second last year. Citigroup advised on $1.03 trillion in transactions, claiming a 27.2 percent market share, Thomson Financial said.
Citigroup’s gap with Goldman Sachs narrowed in the last two weeks of the year: A previous DealBook item noted
that as of Dec. 20, Citi had a total deal volume of $987 billion, by Thomson’s count.

Goldman, Citi Top List of 2006 M&A Deal Makers [DealBook]

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