SOURCE: PrivCo Media LLC

PrivCo Media LLC

February 12, 2013 06:00 ET

PrivCo -- The Top 20 Investment Banks / M&A Firms for Private Tech Company Acquisitions of 2012

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Feb 12, 2013) - PrivCo has just released its Annual Private Tech Company M&A Research Report: "The Top 100 Acquirers Of U.S. Private Tech Companies In 2012: The Most Active Acquirers, The Companies They Acquired, What They Paid, Top 10 Target Co. Cities, Financial and Law Firm Deal Advisor League Tables, and More." Included in this comprehensive, 353-plus page report are exclusive rankings of the most sought out M&A Financial Advisors for private company tech M&A deals in 2012.

PrivCo has provided its Exclusive Top 20 Rankings below, with U.K.-based Barclays topping traditional tech M&A powerhouses Morgan Stanley (Ranked #2) and Credit Suisse (Ranked #3) based on number of U.S. private tech M&A deals advised on in 2012.

Top 20 Financial Advisors For Private Technology M&A Acquisitions In 2012: PrivCo Rankings
(Ranked By Number of Private Tech Company Acquisitions Firm Advised On)

1. Barclays PLC
2. Morgan Stanley
3. Credit Suisse
4. RBC Capital Markets
5. PricewaterhouseCoopers
6. Ernst & Young LLP
7. Bank of America Corporation
8. J.P. Morgan
9. KPMG Corporate Finance
10. The Blackstone Group
11. Jefferies Group, Inc.
12. Horizon Partners
13. Citigroup, Inc.
14. Deutsche Bank
15. Canaccord Genuity Inc.
16. Goldman Sachs
17. Harris Williams & Co.
18. Evercore Partners Inc.
19. Wells Fargo
20. Moelis & Company

"With pre-existing auditing relationships, especially with venture-backed private technology companies, these accounting & consulting firms are first in line to pitch the company on their Transaction Advisory Service (M&A) practices when the time comes to sell," said PrivCo Founder & CEO Sam Hamadeh in a statement.

To access PrivCo's Top 20 Investment Banks / M&A Firms For Private Tech Company Acquisitions of 2012:

To access PrivCo's 353 page 2012 Private Tech M&A Industry Report:

About PrivCo
Based in New York, PrivCo is the leading provider of private company financial data and business research. PrivCo publishes exclusive financial data on over 168,000 private companies, as well as over 51,000 private company deal details, including private company mergers & acquisitions, private equity and venture capital investments, leveraged buyouts, pre-IPO activity, restructurings, and more.

Topics: 2012 M&A Advisor Rankings, Mergers & Acquisitions, Consulting, Top Tech Advisors, Barclays, Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse, PricewaterhouseCoopers, RBC Capital Markets, Ernst & Young, Moelis & Company, KPMG Corporate Finance

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