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Top 100 M&A Banker Dealmakers Globally From 2017 to 2019

Top 100 M&A Banker Dealmakers Globally From 2017 To 2019

Powerhouse dealmakers are the impetus driving the largest and most complex M&A deals and although they are certainly executed by a team of bankers and lawyers, at the helm of each deal is a Dealmaker leading the transaction. 

Dealytics Intelligence has compiled the a comprehensive list of the top 100 Banker Dealmakers globally based on deal volume from 2017 to year end 2019. Dealytics has over 10,000 bankers in database with transactions going back to 1990.

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Top 100 Banker Dealmakers

 

100. Kevin Brunner – Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Title: Co-Head of Americas M&A

  • Deal Volume: $70,559M 
  • Number of Deals: 15
  • Notable Client: Focus Financial Partners

98 (Tie). Gavin Deane – Deutsche Bank

Title: Chairman of Corporate Finance EMEA and Global Head of TMT

  • Deal Volume: $71,300M 
  • Number of Deals: 1
  • Notable Client: Twenty-First Century Fox Inc.

98 (Tie). John Waldron – Goldman Sachs

Title: President and COO

  • Deal Volume: $71,300M 
  • Number of Deals: 1
  • Notable Client: Twenty-First Century Fox Inc.

97. Avinash Mehrotra – Goldman Sachs

Title: C0-Head of M&A Shareholder Activism

  • Deal Volume: $71,800M 
  • Number of Deals: 5
  • Notable Client: Fidelity National Information Services Inc.

96. Lily Mahdavi – Morgan Stanley

Title: Managing Director

  • Deal Volume: $72,055M 
  • Number of Deals: 4
  • Notable Client: Cigna Corp

95. Jeremy Meilman – JP Morgan

Title: Managing Director

  • Deal Volume: $72,700M 
  • Number of Deals: 3
  • Notable Client: Allergan plc

94. Ian Wijaya – Lazard

Title: Managing Director

  • Deal Volume: $73,310M 
  • Number of Deals: 3
  • Notable Client: Express Scripts Holding Co

93. Stuart Smith – Centerview Partners

Title: Partner

  • Deal Volume: $73,927M 
  • Number of Deals: 6
  • Notable Client: Express Scripts Holding Co

92. Finula Cilliers – Evercore Partners

Title: Managing Director

  • Deal Volume: $74,000M 
  • Number of Deals: 1
  • Notable Client: Bristol-Myers Squibb Co

91. Ben Carpenter – Citi

Title: Global Head of Life Sciences M&A

  • Deal Volume: $74,270M 
  • Number of Deals: 2
  • Notable Client: Celgene Corp

90. Jonathan Alspaugh – Evercore

Title: Managing Director

  • Deal Volume: $74,468M 
  • Number of Deals: 2
  • Notable Client: Bristol-Myers Squibb Co

89. Patrick Ramsey – Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Title: Co-Head of Global M&A

  • Deal Volume: $76,860M
  • Number of Deals: 7
  • Notable Client: Occidental Petroleum 

88. Robert Lowe – Allen & Co

Title: Managing Director

  • Deal Volume: $77,000M
  • Number of Deals: 1
  • Notable Client: Aetna

87. Robbie Huffines – JP Morgan 

Title: Global Chairman of Investment Banking

  • Deal Volume: $77,400M 
  • Number of Deals: 2
  • Notable Client: Celgene Corporation

86. Jan Skarbek – Citi

Title: Co-Head of UK Investment Banking

  • Deal Volume: $80,216M 
  • Number of Deals: 8
  • Notable Client: Shire PLC

85. Jeffrey Gido – Goldman Sachs & Co

Title: Global Head of Financial Technology

  • Deal Volume: $80,428M 
  • Number of Deals: 5
  • Notable Client: Fidelity

84. Simon Elliott – Evercore Partners

Title: Senior Managing Director

  • Deal Volume: $82,815M
  • Number of Deals: 5
  • Notable Client: Bristol-Myers Squibb

83. Francois Maisonrouge – Evercore Partners

Title: Senior Managing Director

  • Deal Volume: $83,068M
  • Number of Deals: 4
  • Notable Client: Bristol-Myers Squibb

82. Marco Valla – Barclays

Title: Global Head of Technology, Media, and Telecom 

  • Deal Volume: $83,900M
  • Number of Deals: 2
  • Notable Client: CVS Health Corp.

81. Evan Matlin – Barclays

Title: Managing Director

  • Deal Volume: $86,100M
  • Number of Deals: 2
  • Notable Client: CVS Health Corp

78 (Tie). Cliff Bayer – RBC Capital Markets

Title: Managing Director

  • Deal Volume: $86,352M 
  • Number of Deals: 1
  • Notable Client: United Technologies Corp.

78 (Tie). Benjamin Mortimer – Citi

Title: Director

  • Deal Volume: $86,352M 
  • Number of Deals: 1
  • Notable Client: Raytheon 

78 (Tie). Vito Sperduto – RBC Capital Markets

Title: Co-head of Global M&A

  • Deal Volume: $86,352M 
  • Number of Deals: 1
  • Notable Client: Raytheon

77. Ed Wittig – Goldman Sachs & Co

Title: Managing Director

  • Deal Volume: $86,702M
  • Number of Deals: 4
  • Notable Client: United Technologies Corp

76. Paresh Lala – Dyalco

Title: Managing Director

  • Deal Volume: $87,400M
  • Number of Deals: 2
  • Notable Client: Bristol-Myers Squibb

75. Peter Orszag – Lazard

Title: CEO of Financial Advisory

  • Deal Volume: $87,500M
  • Number of Deals: 4
  • Notable Client: Aetna

74. Dan Ward – Evercore Partners

Title: Senior Managing Director

  • Deal Volume: $88,000M
  • Number of Deals: 2
  • Notable Client: Anadarko Petroleum

73. Geraldine Keefe – Goldman Sachs & Co.

Title: Managing Director

  • Deal Volume: $88,152M
  • Number of Deals: 2
  • Notable Client: United Technologies Corp.

72. Paul Stefanick – Evercore Partners

Title: Senior Managing Director

  • Deal Volume: $88,877M
  • Number of Deals: 3
  • Notable Client: United Technologies Corp.

71. Julian Oakley – Evercore Partners

Title: Senior Managing Director

  • Deal Volume: $88,877M
  • Number of Deals: 3
  • Notable Client: Takeda Pharmaceutical

70. Andrew Seaton – Citi

Title: Managing Director

  • Deal Volume: $90,593M
  • Number of Deals: 6
  • Notable Client: Shire PLC

69. Joe Kistler – Morgan Stanley

Title: Executive Director of Global Industrials Group

  • Deal Volume: $90,652M
  • Number of Deals: 3
  • Notable Client: United Technologies Corp.

68. Eduardo Mestre – Evercore Partners

Title: Senior Managing Director and Chairman of Global Advisory

  • Deal Volume: $90,800M
  • Number of Deals: 7
  • Notable Client: Comcast Corporation

67. Abhinav Poddar – Evercore Partners

Title: Managing Director

  • Deal Volume: $91,442M
  • Number of Deals: 5
  • Notable Client: United Technologies Corp.

66. Anu Aiyengar – JP Morgan 

Title: Global Co-Head of M&A

  • Deal Volume: $91,786M
  • Number of Deals: 10
  • Notable Client: Allergan PLC

65. Steven Frank – JP Morgan 

Title: Vice Chairman Co-Head of Global Healthcare

  • Deal Volume: $92,495M
  • Number of Deals: 8
  • Notable Client: Allergan PLC

64. Michael Rimland – Goldman Sachs & Co

Title: Managing Director

  • Deal Volume: $93,153M
  • Number of Deals: 7
  • Notable Client: CVS Health Corp.

63. Nancy Peretsman – Allen & Co

Title: Managing Director

  • Deal Volume: $93,839M
  • Number of Deals: 5
  • Notable Client: Aetna 

62. Chris Ventresca – JP Morgan

Title: Global Chairman of M&A

  • Deal Volume: $94,900M
  • Number of Deals: 6
  • Notable Client: Fiserv Inc.

61. Mark Hanson – Evercore Partners

Title: Senior Managing Director

  • Deal Volume: $95,684M
  • Number of Deals: 4
  • Notable Client: Aetna

60. Daniel Blank – Morgan Stanley

Title: Head of North America Industrials Investment Banking

  • Deal Volume: $96,525M
  • Number of Deals: 10
  • Notable Client: United Technologies Corp.

59. Thomas Monaghan – JP Morgan

Title: Managing Director

  • Deal Volume: $97,695M 
  • Number of Deals: 11
  • Notable Client: Allergan plc

58. Michael M Smith – Goldman Sachs & Co

Title: Managing Director

  • Deal Volume: $97,800M 
  • Number of Deals: 2
  • Notable Client: Twenty-First Century Fox

57. James Robinson – JP Morgan

Title: Executive Director of UK M&A

  • Deal Volume: $98,800M
  • Number of Deals: 14
  • Notable Client: Takeda Pharmaceutical

56. Suhail Sikhtian – Goldman Sachs & Co

Title: Co-Head of Energy

  • Deal Volume: $98,800M
  • Number of Deals: 4
  • Notable Client: Anadarko Petroleum Corp.

55. Anthony Kim – Centerview Partners

Title: Partner

  • Deal Volume: $100,170M
  • Number of Deals: 6
  • Notable Client: CVS Health Corp

54. Chuck McMullan – Evercore Partners

Title: Senior Managing Director

  • Deal Volume: $100,950M
  • Number of Deals: 3
  • Notable Client: Bristol-Myers Squibb

53. Nicholas Harper – Goldman Sachs & Co

Title: Managing Director

  • Deal Volume: $101,603M
  • Number of Deals: 17
  • Notable Client: Shire plc

52. Gordon Dyal – Dyalco

Title: Founder

  • Deal Volume: $102,550M
  • Number of Deals: 6
  • Notable Client: Bristol-Myers Squibb

51. Brian Link – Citi

Title: Co-Head of North America M&A

  • Deal Volume: $103,402M
  • Number of Deals: 5
  • Notable Client: Raytheon

50. Stephen Edelman – Citi

Title: Senior Managing Director

  • Deal Volume: $104,782M
  • Number of Deals: 4
  • Notable Client: Raytheon

49. Matthew McClure – Goldman Sachs & Co

Title: Co-Head of M&A for the Americas

  • Deal Volume: $104,797M
  • Number of Deals: 8
  • Notable Client: United Technologies Corp.

48. Kurt Simon – Goldman Sachs & Co

Title: Co-Chairman of Technology, Media, and Telecom

  • Deal Volume: $106,000M 
  • Number of Deals: 5
  • Notable Client: Walt Disney

47. Brendan Panda – Evercore Partners

Title: Senior Managing Director

  • Deal Volume: $106,052M 
  • Number of Deals: 3
  • Notable Client: United Technologies Corp.

46. Robert Pruzan – Centerview Partners

Title: Co-Founder and Partner

  • Deal Volume: $107,860M
  • Number of Deals: 8
  • Notable Client: CVS Health Corp.

45. David Gluckman – Lazard

Title: Vice Chairman of Investment Banking

  • Deal Volume: $109,300M 
  • Number of Deals: 6
  • Notable Client: Express Scripts

44. Timothy Ingrassia – Goldman Sachs & Co.

Title: Co-Chairman of Global M&A

  • Deal Volume: $113,344M 
  • Number of Deals: 12
  • Notable Client: T-Mobile

43. Jed Brody – Barclays

Title: Co-Head of Healthcare of M&A

  • Deal Volume: $113,870M 
  • Number of Deals: 11
  • Notable Client: CVS Health Corp.

42. Alan Schwartz – Guggenheim Securities

Title: Executive Chairman

  • Deal Volume: $114,150M 
  • Number of Deals: 6
  • Notable Client: Walt Disney

41. David Cohen – Centerview Partners

Title: Partner

  • Deal Volume: $115,413M 
  • Number of Deals: 4
  • Notable Client: Twenty-First Century Fox

40. Anthony Gutman – Goldman Sachs & Co

Title: Co-Head of Goldman Sachs UK Investment Banking

  • Deal Volume: $118,957M 
  • Number of Deals: 19
  • Notable Client: Shire PLC

39. David Kitterick – Morgan Stanley

Title: Managing Director

  • Deal Volume: $127,798M 
  • Number of Deals: 5
  • Notable Client: AbbVie 

38. Kenneth Jacobs – Lazard

Title: Chairman and CEO

  • Deal Volume: $131,300M 
  • Number of Deals: 3
  • Notable Client: Aetna 

37. Peter van der Goes – Goldman Sachs & Co

Title: Co-Head of M&A of Healthcare 

  • Deal Volume: $132,260M 
  • Number of Deals: 10
  • Notable Client: CVS Health Corp.

36. Kevin Cox – Citi

Title: Chairman of Global Industrial Group

  • Deal Volume: $133,138M 
  • Number of Deals: 7
  • Notable Client: Raytheon

35. John Honts – Evercore Partners

Title: Senior Managing Director

  • Deal Volume: $136,320M 
  • Number of Deals: 2
  • Notable Client: Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.

34. Joseph Modisett – Morgan Stanley

Title: Head of US Healthcare Investment Banking

  • Deal Volume: $137,950M 
  • Number of Deals: 3
  • Notable Client: Bristol-Myers Squibb

33. Chris Gallea – Goldman Sachs & Co

Title: Vice Chairman of Investment Banking

  • Deal Volume: $138,765M 
  • Number of Deals: 4
  • Notable Client: United Technologies Corp

32. Christopher Hite – Citi

Title: Global Head of Healthcare Investment Banking

  • Deal Volume: $141,390M 
  • Number of Deals: 4
  • Notable Client: Celgene Corp

31. Zach Righellis – Moelis & Co

Title: Managing Director

  • Deal Volume: $141,900M 
  • Number of Deals: 1
  • Notable Client: Broadcom

27 (Tie). David Krap – Centerview Partners

Title: Principal

  • Deal Volume: $143,000M 
  • Number of Deals: 1
  • Notable Client: Unilever 

27 (Tie). Adrian Doyle – Morgan Stanley

Title: Managing Director

  • Deal Volume: $143,000M 
  • Number of Deals: 1
  • Notable Client: Unilever 

27 (Tie). Henry Stewart – Morgan Stanley

Title: Head of Consumer and UK Investment Banking

  • Deal Volume: $143,000M 
  • Number of Deals: 1
  • Notable Client: Unilever 

27 (Tie). Nick Reid – Centerview Partners

Title: Partner

  • Deal Volume: $143,000M 
  • Number of Deals: 1
  • Notable Client: Unilever 

26. Preston Comey – Evercore Partners

Title: Managing Director

  • Deal Volume: $143,002M 
  • Number of Deals: 3
  • Notable Client: Qualcomm

25. C. Emlen Fischer – Centerview Partners

Title: Partner

  • Deal Volume: $143,106M 
  • Number of Deals: 3
  • Notable Client: Qualcomm

24. James Tookman – Centerview Partners

Title: Principal

  • Deal Volume: $143,700M 
  • Number of Deals: 2
  • Notable Client: Unilever

23. David Handler – Centerview Partners

Title: Partner

  • Deal Volume: $144,450M 
  • Number of Deals: 3
  • Notable Client: Qualcomm

22. David Neequaye – Centerview Partners

Title: Partner

  • Deal Volume: $145,280M 
  • Number of Deals: 3
  • Notable Client: Qualcomm

21. Michael Carr – Goldman Sachs & Co

Title: Co-Head of Global M&A

  • Deal Volume: $146,898M 
  • Number of Deals: 10
  • Notable Client: IBM

20. Chris Foss – Moelis & Co

Title: Managing Director

  • Deal Volume: $147,053M 
  • Number of Deals: 5
  • Notable Client: Broadcom

19. Michael Muntner – Centerview Partners

Title: Partner

  • Deal Volume: $150,927M 
  • Number of Deals: 7
  • Notable Client: CVS Health Corp

18. Kenneth Moelis – Moelis & Co

Title: Chairman and CEO

  • Deal Volume: $151,900M 
  • Number of Deals: 2
  • Notable Client: Broadcom

17. Naveen Nataraj – Evercore Partners

Title: Senior Managing Director

  • Deal Volume: $151,941M 
  • Number of Deals: 2
  • Notable Client: Qualcomm

16. Frank Hamilton – Centerview Partners

Title: Principal

  • Deal Volume: $155,100M 
  • Number of Deals: 4
  • Notable Client: Qualcomm

15. Stuart Goldstein – Moelis & Co

Title: Managing Director

  • Deal Volume: $155,100M 
  • Number of Deals: 7
  • Notable Client: Broadcom

14. Tedd Smith – Morgan Stanley

Title: Managing Director

  • Deal Volume: $158,800M 
  • Number of Deals: 6
  • Notable Client: Broadcom

13. Tammy Kiely – Goldman Sachs & Co

Title: Co-Head of Technology, Media, and Telecom Investment Banking

  • Deal Volume: $163,200M 
  • Number of Deals: 7
  • Notable Client: Qualcomm

12. J. Stuart Francis – Evercore Partners

Title: Senior Managing Director

  • Deal Volume: $163,600M 
  • Number of Deals: 2
  • Notable Client: Qualcomm

11. Dwayne Lysaght – JP Morgan 

Title: Co-Head of M&A of Europe

  • Deal Volume: $163,600M 
  • Number of Deals: 13
  • Notable Client: Allergan PLC

10. Mark Rawlinson – Morgan Stanley

Title: Chairman of UK Investment Banking

  • Deal Volume: $171,700M 
  • Number of Deals: 3
  • Notable Client: Unilever

9. Blair Effron – Centerview Partners

Title: Co-Founder and Partner

  • Deal Volume: $173,240M 
  • Number of Deals: 16
  • Notable Client: Twenty-First Century Fox

8. David St. Jean – Centerview Partners

Title: Senior Advisor

  • Deal Volume: $186,306M 
  • Number of Deals: 4
  • Notable Client: Qualcomm

7. Gregg Lemkau – Goldman Sachs & Co

Title: Co-Head of Investment Banking Division

  • Deal Volume: $190,606M 
  • Number of Deals: 5
  • Notable Client: Qualcomm

6. William Hiltz – Evercore Partners

Title: Senior Managing Director and Head of General Advisory Group

  • Deal Volume: $198,194M 
  • Number of Deals: 9
  • Notable Client: Aetna

5. Colin Ryan – Goldman Sachs & Co

Title: Co-Head of Americas

  • Deal Volume: $207,600M 
  • Number of Deals: 7
  • Notable Client: Qualcomm

4. Mark Shafir – Goldman Sachs & Co

Title: Head of Global M&A 

  • Deal Volume: $213,100M 
  • Number of Deals: 7
  • Notable Client: Qualcomm

3. Clinton Gartin – Morgan Stanley

Title: Chairman of Investment Banking

  • Deal Volume: $242,470M 
  • Number of Deals: 7
  • Notable Client: Bristol-Myers Squibb

2. Michael Boublik – Morgan Stanley

Title: Chairman of M&A for the Americas

  • Deal Volume: $284,267M 
  • Number of Deals: 14
  • Notable Client: United Technologies Corp

1. Roger Altman – Evercore Partners

Title: Founder and Senior Chairman

  • Deal Volume: $402,352M 
  • Number of Deals: 8
  • Notable Client: Qualcomm

 

 

 

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Source Methodology:
Dealytics tracks thousands of data sources daily and compiles M&A transaction data through data portals and deals submitted by network legal and financial advisory partners. The banker league table lists senior bankers who have worked on an M&A transaction. The deal volume ascribed to an individual banker is based on the total deal value of the M&A transaction at the announcement date. The announcement date range is from January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2019. Some M&A transactions may have been subsequently withdrawn. 

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