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SLIDESHOW: Top 5 Financial Advisors of H1 2013

SLIDESHOW: Top 5 Financial Advisors of H1 2013

Bank of America (NYSE: BAC), Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS) and JPMorgan Chase (NYSE: JPM) are some of the largest financial institutions in the world.

They are also three of 2013's most successful financial advisors.

Mergermarket, a global financial intelligence firm, has compiled a list of the top financial advisors that advised on announced transactions within the Americas during the period of January 1, 2013 and June 19, 2013.

Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS), Credit Suisse (NYSE: CS), Barclays (NYSE: BCS), Citigroup (NYSE: C), Evercore Partners (NYSE: EVR) and UBS (NYSE: UBS) are among the highest-ranked financial advisors.

Click through the slideshow to find out who made it into the top five.

Louis Bedigian is the Senior Tech Analyst and Features Writer of Benzinga. You can reach him at 248-636-1322 or louis(at)benzingapro(dot)com. Follow him @LouisBedigianBZ

  • 5. Credit Suisse

    5. Credit Suisse

    Credit Suisse has become profitable as of late, reporting higher quarterly profits.

    The company, which came in seventh place during the year-ago period, has become the fifth-most successful financial advisor.

    As of June 19, Credit Suisse has assisted in 48 transactions worth $84.6 million.

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  • 4. Morgan Stanley

    4. Morgan Stanley

    Morgan Stanley made headlines this month after announcing that it had received regulatory approval to acquire the remaining interest of Morgan Stanley Smith Barney from Citigroup.

    The deal, which will result in a $4.7 billion payday for Citigroup, is one that Morgan Stanley said it has been working on since the financial crisis in late 2008.

    Now Morgan Stanley is gaining some buzz over its fourth-place rank in Mergermarket's top advisors list.

    During the first half of the year, Morgan Stanley made 57 deals worth $111.7 million.

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  • 3. Goldman Sachs

    3. Goldman Sachs

    Goldman Sachs surpassed analysts' first-quarter expectations in 2013 so far, earning $10.09 billion in revenue.

    The global bank also made 71 deals worth $140.8 million from January 1, 2013 through June 19, 2013.

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  • 2. Bank of America

    2. Bank of America

    Bank of America (America's largest bank) achieved a new 52-week high in May after gaining more than 66 percent this year.

    Bank of America also served as the advisor for 55 transactions worth $148.9 million.

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  • 1. JPMorgan Chase

    1. JPMorgan Chase

    Chase is one of the highest-ranked banks in the country.

    And now, parents company JPMorgan Chase is the most successful financial advisor.

    While the firm made fewer deals (58) than some of the others on the list (Goldman Sachs had 71), JPMorgan Chase's deals were worth $159.9 million -- more than any other financial advisor.

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