SNL Kagan: 237 Media Deals In Q3
October 15, 2010 at 6:49 AM (PT)
The media sector saw the announcement of 237 deals with an aggregate transaction value of $746.2 million during the third quarter, according to SNL KAGAN data as of OCTOBER 6th.
The deals announced during the period, coupled with those announced during the first two quarters of the year, helped position BANK OF AMERICA MERRILL LYNCH as the top financial adviser based on transaction value, according to SNL KAGAN's third-quarter league tables. The company advised on four deals during the first three quarters of the year with an aggregate transaction value of $860.0 million.
Ranked according to the number of transactions on which a company advised, CMS STATION BROKERAGE took the top spot for the nine-month period, advising on 13 deals.
Turning to legal advisers, SIMPSON THACHER & BARTLETT LLP took the top spot based on transaction value, advising on four deals worth an aggregate of $736.1 million.
Ranked by number of transactions, the #1 seat went to FLETCHER HEALD & HILDRETH PLC, which advised on 104 deals during the first three quarters of the year.