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Through June 30. Ranked by number of announced deals

(Excluding terminated deals)

Rank Firm No. of deals

1 Lazard Freres & Co. 4

Morgan Stanley Dean Witter & Co 4

Salomon Smith Barney 4

4 Credit Suisse First Boston Corp. 3

5 Goldman, Sachs & Co. 2

6 Berkshire Capital 1

BT Alex. Brown/ Wolfensohn 1

Charles Webb & Co. (3) 1

Cohane Rafferty Securities (1) 1

Duff and Phelps (1) 1

First Annapolis Captial (1) 1

Friedman, Billings, Ramsey & Co. 1

McDonald & Co. (1) 1

Merrill Lynch & Co. (1) 1

Prudential Securities (1) 1

RSM International (1) 1

Ryan, Beck & Co. 1

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

(1) Did not respond to survey. (2) Value not available for at least one deal. (3) Subsidiary of Keefe, Bruyette & Woods. To be added to the survey list, please call (512) 305-6613 ===

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