In the New England area, Morgan Stanley & Co. led all advisers with two deals for a total of $5.69 billion.

Two big deals accounted for the majority of bank advisory work in the region - Shawmut's $3.6 billion sale to Fleet Financial Group and BayBanks' $2.06 billion sale to the Bank of Boston. The region includes Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

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