In the Middle Atlantic Region - a hotbed of bank mergers in 1995 -
Goldman advised on five deals in the area for a total of over $23.5
On the biggest deal of the year, Chemical Banking Corp.'s $11.34 billion
Wolfensohn's role in that deal placed it third in the advisory rankings.
Ranking a close second with a total of $22.3 billion from five deals,
Goldman and Morgan Stanley advised First Fidelity in its $5.4 billion
Another seller, National Westminster Bancorp, chose Goldman as its
Merrill Lynch ranked fourth with five deals, including advising Fleet in
Morgan Stanley and Goldman teamed up with Lehman as advisers to Meridian
J.P. Morgan & Co. and Keefe Bruyette and Woods advised CoreStates in
While Keefe ranked sixth in the region, they led seven bank deals, the
J.P. Morgan's position in the CoreStates deal placed it ninth.