Brunswick and FD top PR league table of agencies for M&A work

Brunswick Group and FD are the leading PR advisers for global mergers and acquisitions in the first half of 2010.

Brunswick founder: Alan Parker
Brunswick founder: Alan Parker
The firms also topped the European tables, while FD was the leader by volume in Asia-Pacific.

The US tables were led by Joele Frank Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher and Kekst and Company.

The latest figures have been supplied by independent M&A intelligence service Mergermarket as part of its quarterly highlights.

According to the latest stats, global M&A totalled $881bn in H1 2010, up 7.8% from H1 2009. Deal count is also up by 3.3% at 5,026 announced deals.

European M&A is also up 24% from H1 2009 to reach $240.3bn.

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