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.


Also shortlisted in this category:


Goldman Sachs
Citi

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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