Question: Where can I find league tables?
A league table can be a ranking of investment banks or law firms on their level of involvement in a specific type of transaction. The rankings are based on a set of criteria such as revenue, earnings, # of deals. Many publications provide league tables. Some of the better-known tables are produced by Bloomberg and Thomson.
Go to the Virtual Business Library's Company and Financial Information section for links to useful resources including links to the following suggested resources.
Bloomberg: Provides tables for market leaders across a broad range of deal types including loans, bonds, municipals, equity, and M&A transactions. The tables rank the top arrangers, bookrunners and advisors from around the globe and are published on the first business day of each quarter. In addition to data available on the terminal, Some pre-made league tables are available online for free from the Bloomberg League Table page.
Go to Deal Monitor (DMON <GO>) to get a high-level view of activity. For Underwriters, use LEAG <GO>. For M&A Financial Advisors, use MA <GO>.
Please note that Bloomberg is accessible in the Bobst Library. To use this resource, stop by the 5th floor Research Commons.
Go to the NYU Guide, Bloomberg Guide, which has information on the basics for getting started as well as tips, tricks and shortcuts.
Thomson ONE Banker: Provides league tables in legal and investment banking transactions featuring new issues and mergers and acquisitions (M&A). Go to Screening & Analysis, Deals & League Tables and select the type of deal you are interested in and define your search parameters. In addition, some pre-made league tables are available online for free from the Thomson website, Deals and League Tables.