Best Global M&A House
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Best Global M&A House

Merrill Lynch

Its work on the Fortis, Santander and RBS takeover of ABN Amro won Merrill Lynch grudging admiration from its peers.

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Goldman Sachs

Andrea Orcel, Merrill Lynch

"I called Matthew that night and said ‘maybe I’m crazy, but could we put something together here?’’
Andrea Orcel

What does the head of M&A at one of the world’s leading investment banks make of Merrill Lynch’s work on the €71 billion consortium takeover by Fortis, Santander and RBS of ABN Amro, a deal in which his own firm had some involvement?

The banker sits back in his seat, narrows his eyes and exhales.

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