US firms dominate Q1 M&A rankings as deal volumes plummet to four-year low

Cravath and Kirkland come out top after least active quarter for deals since early 2013

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Cravath Swaine & Moore and Kirkland & Ellis have secured top spots in the M&A rankings by total deal value for the first quarter of 2017, a period that saw worldwide deal volume slump to a four-year low.

Advisers-Q1-2017_GlobalFigures from Mergermarket show Cravath topped the global and European deal value tables for Q1, after advising on 22 global deals worth a total of $163.1bn (£130.7bn) and six European deals worth $130.1bn (£104.3bn).

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