+++ Ranked by total purchase price

Firm Deal Value No. of Deals

1 CS First Boston Corp $17,202,000 6

2 Goldman Sachs $15,328,236 4

3 Montgomery Securities $14,340,983 8

4 Morgan Stanley & Co. $13,708,000 1

5 Merrill Lynch $2,517,300 6

6 Friedman, Billings & Ramsey $2,227,344 3

7 Lehman Brothers $1,646,485 1

8 Hoefer & Arnett $388,794 5

9 Peter J. Solomon Co. Ltd $150,000 1

10 Sandler O'Neill & Partners, L.P. $136,571 4

Source: Sheshunoff Information Services Inc., Austin, Tx.

Top 10 Legal Advisers in West Ranked by total purchase price

Firm Deal Value No. of Deals

1 Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom$14,908,000 2

2 Sullivan & Cromwell $14,135,576 6

3 Cravath, Swain & Moore $13,708,000 1

4 Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher $2,613,983 5

5 Foster, Pepper & Shefelman $2,168,181 4

6 Arnold & Porter $2,145,000 1

7 Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton $2,145,000 1

8 Kelly, Hart & Hallman $2,145,000 1

9 Paul Weisse Rifkind Wharton & Garris $2,145,000 1

10 Sidley & Austin $2,145,000 1

Source: Sheshunoff Information Services Inc., Austin, Tx. ===

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