Morgan Stanley tops table

It''s been a good first half in M&A for Morgan, even without the DBS relationship
Morgan Stanley may have lost its inspirational boss John Mack to CSFB, but at least it can take solace that it has romped home in the first-half Asian MA league table.  It has topped the table for announced deals with $27 billion worth of mergers for non-Japan Asia and Australia.

That puts around $4 billion of clear blue water between it and the other Morgan, JPMorgan, which is second. Moreover, its tally doesnt include the $2.1 billion megamerger in India between Birla-Tata and BPLs cellular networks, orchestrated by Morgan Stanley. Thats because the deal was between two private companies and under Thomson Securities Datas rules,...

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