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The busiest bees 2008-02-01 Staff Writer <b>PR BY VALUEMergermarket League Table (By Value) Of Pr Advisers Advising on Announced Transactions In North America In The Period 01 January 2007 ? 31 December 2007(1)</b><br /><table><tr><td><b>Y/E 2006</b></td>

PR BY VALUEMergermarket League Table (By Value) Of Pr Advisers Advising on Announced Transactions In North America In The Period 01 January 2007 ? 31 December 2007(1)

Y/E 2006 Y/E 2007 Company Name Value (USDm) No. of Deals
4 2 Joele Frank Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher 219,533 73
3 Sard Verbinnen & Co 216,636 88
2 4 Brunswick Group 194,433 93
5 5 Abernathy MacGregor Group (AMO) 103,797 118
8 6 Finsbury Group 95,287 42
7 7 Owen Blicksilver Public Relations 73,999 50
43 8 Smithfield Consultant 69,378 10
9 9 FD 64,659 84
10 10 Brainerd Communicators 62,243 26
36 11 Hill & Knowlton 51,258 5
20 12 Maitland (AMO) 47,890 40
28 13 Broadgate Consultants 43,836 24
6 14 Stanton Crenshaw Communications 32,849 28
39 15 Publicis Consultants 21,064 7
15 16 Edelman 18,672 18
22 17 M:Communications 17,638 11
26 18 Cardew Group 16,502 2
19 19 Weber Shandwick Worldwide 14,643 26
24 20 Capital MS&L 14,138 10

PR BY VOLUMEMergermarket League Table (By Volume) of Pr Advisers Advising on Announced Transactions In North America In The Period 01 January 2007 ? 31 December 2007(1)

Y/E 2006 Y/E 2007 Company Name Value (USDm) No. of Deals
1 1 KEKST AND COMPANY 236,510 126
3 2 Abernathy MacGregor Group (AMO) 103,797 118
4 3 Brunswick Group 194,433 93
4 Sard Verbinnen & Co 216,636 88
5 5 FD 64,659 84
6 6 Joele Frank Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher 219,533 73
8 7 Owen Blicksilver Public Relations 73,999 50
7 8 Finsbury Group 95,287 42
13 9 Maitland (AMO) 47,890 40
2 10 Citigate 7,591 36
9 11 Stanton Crenshaw Communications 32,849 28
31 12 Sloane & Company 8,539 28
11 13 Brainerd Communicators 62,243 26
10 14 Weber Shandwick Worldwide 14,643 26
21 15 Broadgate Consultants 43,836 24
15 16 Integrated Corporate Relations 6,573 24
12 17 Edelman 18,672 18
17 18 Fleishman-Hillard 12,445 18
38 19 College Hill 4,965 17
26 20 Hering Schuppener Consulting (AMO) 11,751 14

THE BIG BOYS CLUBTop 10 Announced Deals for Full Year 2007 – North America, all selections

Announced Bidder Bidder Target Target/ Seller Deal Value
Date Company PR Company Seller PR Company (USDm)
31-Jan-07 Altria Group Inc (Shareholders) Internal Kraft Foods Inc Internal Altria Group Inc 60,930
30-Jun-07 Teachers Private Capital; Providence Equity Partners Inc; and Madison Dearborn Partners LLC Sard Verbinnen & Co BCE Inc Joele Frank Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher; Smithfeld Consultant 48,059
26-Feb-07 Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co; and TPG KEKST AND COMPANY: Owen Blicksilver Public Relations TXU Corp KEKST AND COMPANY 44,161
12-Jul-07 Rio Tinto plc Finsbury Group; Hill & Knowlton Alcan Inc Sard Verbinnen &Co 43,724
02-Apr-07 Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co KEKST AND COMPANY First Data Corporation Internal 26,964
20-May-07 TPG LLP; and GS Capital Partners Owen Blicksilver Public Relations Alltel Corporation Inc Brunswick Group 26,862
03-Jul-07 Blackstone Group Holdings LLC Brunswick Group Hilton Hotels Internal Corporation 25,622
16-Apr-07 JC Flowers & Co LLC; Bank of America Corporation; Friedman, Fleischer & Lowe; and JPMorgan Chase & Co SLM Corporation Joele Frank Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher 24,662
23-Apr-07 Bank of America sCorporation LaSalle Bank Corporation Advising seller: FD Bank NV ABN AMRO 21,000
29-May-07 Tishman Speyer Properties LP; and Lehman Brothers Private Equity Archstone-Smith Trust 19,820

LAW OF VALUELeague Table of Legal Advisers to Global Buyouts: Value

Y/E Y/E Value No of
2006 2007 Company Name (USDm) Deals
1 1 Simpson Thacher & Bartlett 181,496 41
14 2 Weil Gotshal & Manges 144,810 61
4 3 Kirkland & Ellis 119,913 99
2 4 Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton 111,141 23
3 5 Freshf elds Bruckhaus Deringer 91,649 46
12 6 Clifford Chance 86,949 74
20 7 Osler Hoskin & Harcourt 85,997 18
11 8 Latham & Watkins 68,193 69
17 9 Allen & Overy 67,137 47
87 10 Goodmans 64,952 12
15 11 Debevoise & Plimpton 64,872 24
10 12 Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson 64,064 14
52 13 Davis Polk & Wardwell 63,878 18
5 14 Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz 58,794 9
9 15 Sullivan & Cromwell 52,642 13
57 16 Dechert 51,808 16
40 17 Herbert Smith, Gleiss Lutz, Stibbe 51,637 26
18 Gowling Laf eur Henderson 48,283 2
139 19 Stroock & Stroock & Lavan 47,301 4
36 20 Mallesons Stephen Jaques 47,096 15

LAW OF VOLUMELeague Table of Legal Advisers to Global Buyouts: Volume

Y/E Y/E Value No of
2006 2007 Company Name (USDm) Deals
1 1 Kirkland & Ellis 119,913 99
3 2 Clifford Chance 86,949 74
4 3 Latham & Watkins 68,193 69
6 4 Weil Gotshal & Manges 144,810 61
5 5 DLA Piper 25,914 57
2 6 Linklaters 44,470 50
9 7 Allen & Overy 67,137 47
7 8 Freshf elds Bruckhaus Deringer 91,649 46
10 9 SJ Berwin 8,571 45
11 10 Simpson Thacher & Bartlett 181,496 41
8 11 Jones Day 8,951 40
39 12 Mayer Brown 26,882 34
18 13 Baker & McKenzie 15,516 33
12 14 White & Case 17,217 28
17 15 CMS 5,520 28
14 16 Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom 36,986 27
19 17 Travers Smith 13,876 27
41 18 Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison 12,395 27
38 19 Herbert Smith, Gleiss Lutz, Stibbe 51,637 26
15 20 O'Melveny & Myers 30,757 26