NEW YORK: FD took the Q1 lead in terms of global M&A value, according to the Q1 roundup for the mergermarket League Tables of PR Advisors to Global M&A.
The firm advised on 49 deals worth a total of $100.9 billion globally, including Prudential's $35.5 billion bid for American International Assurance.
While overall global M&A increased 15% from Q1 2009, the US suffered a 23% drop in deal value from Q1 2009.
The US did, however, see a 22% increase in deal volume, topped by Kekst and Company.
The agency led in both US value and volume with 27 deals worth a total of $71.7 billion, holding a $15 billion lead over FD.
Brunswick Group, which was number-one in terms of US M&A value in 2009, came in at number three on the US list, with deals valued at $51.6 billion.