Goldman widens gap in deal rankings, notching up $119 bln in one week

April 10, 2015 10:34 AM

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LONDON, April 10 (Reuters) - U.S. investment bank Goldman Sachs has opened up a $100 billion lead in this year's worldwide M&A league table after grabbing advisory roles on the top four deals in this week's bumper week for takeovers.

Deals this week, the busiest so far this year, were worth $140 billion, lifting year-to-date M&A activity to almost $1 trillion, according to Thomson Reuters data. That is up 25 percent from a year ago and the strongest start to a year since 2007.

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