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The Yankees analogy still applies to Goldman

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JPMorgan has reversed the curse, and pulled into the top spot of the European I-Banking League Tables for the first half of 2007. JPMorgan was boosted by its strong performance in ECM, which commanded the second highest combined market share in ECM, trailing Deutsche Bank. The League Tables measure the combined market share of M&A, ECM and DCM. Citi was the only bank to finish in the top four in all three categories, and is 2nd in the League Table to JPMorgan.
Goldman, the Yankees of the financial world, remain much like the Yankees this year, sitting in a distant fifth place behind JPMorgan, Citi, UBS and Deutsche Bank (or 11 games out of first place). Goldman is quick to mention its top spot in European M&A, and high team OBP. Goldman has advised on $401bn worth of European transactions so far this year.
Spurred by megadeals like UniCredit/Capitalia, Enel & Acciona/Endesa, KKR/Alliance Boots, Reuters/Thomson and the ABN Amro bidding war between Barclays and RBS, deal volume in Europe has reached $1.3 trillion, and is expected to exceed last year's record of $1.5 trillion.
JP Morgan leads in investment banking [Financial News via Dow Jones]