SLIDESHOW: Top 5 Financial Advisors of H1 2013
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.
Click through the slideshow to find out who made it into the top five.
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5. Credit Suisse
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.Image Source: Wikimedia Commons
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.Image Source: Wikimedia Commons
3. Goldman Sachs
2. Bank of America
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.Image Source: Wikimedia Commons