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Ranking the PR pros

A mergermarket survey shows that Kekst & Company remains the top PR adviser to North American M&A by both deal value and volume.

Mergermarket league table (by value) of PR advisers advising on announced transactions in North America (USA and Canada) in the period 01 January 2008 – 30 June 2008

Y/E 2007 H1 2008 Company Name Value ($m) No. of Deals
1 1 Kekst and Company 109,700 71
4 2 Brunswick Group 5 3,699 29
3 3 Joele Frank Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher 37,800 26
10 4 Owen Blicksilver Public Relations 34,077 15
5 5 Abernathy MacGregor Group (AMO) 33,363 46
2 6 Sard Verbinnen & Co 26,321 29
25 7 CNC 24,949 4
7 8 FD 19,280 42
6 9 Finsbury Group 18,753 15
22 10 Robinson Lerer & Montgomery 10,003 5
9 11 Hill & Knowlton 7,589 5
12 12 Maitland (AMO) 6,886 7
239 13 Qorvis Communications 4,897 1
30 14 Citigate 4,764 20
15 JKL Group 4,100 1
33 16 Cubitt Jacobs & Prosek Communications 3,675 6
23 17 Fleishman-Hillard 3,296 8
39 18 MWW Group 3,196 7
27 19 Sloane & Company 3,098 11
17 20 M:Communications 2,829 3

Mergermarket league table (by volume) of PR advisers advising on announced transactions in Northb America (USA and Canada) in the period 01 January 2008 – 30 June 2008

Y/E 2007 H1 2008 Company Name Value ($m) No. of Deals
1 1 Kekst and Company 109,578 70
2 2 Abernathy MacGregor Group (AMO) 33,363 46
3 3 FD 19,280 42
5 4 Brunswick Group 53,699 29
4 5 Sard Verbinnen & Co 26,321 29
6 6 Joele Frank Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher 37,800 26
10 7 Citigate 4,764 20
7 8 Owen Blicksilver Public Relations 34,077 15
8 9 Finsbury Group 18,753 15
16 10 Integrated Corporate Relations 1,337 12
12 11 Sloane & Company 3,098 11
14 12 Weber Shandwick Worldwide 1,477 11
18 13 Fleishman-Hillard 3,296 8
9 14 Maitland (AMO) 6,886 7
102 15 MWW Group 3,196 7
33 16 Dennard Rupp Gray & Easterly 2,328 7
17 17 Edelman 2,189 7
30 18 Cubitt Jacobs & Prosek Communications 3,675 6
28 19 Buchanan Communications 418 6
55 20 Robinson Lerer & Montgomery 10,003 5