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UBS Jumps to Highest European M&A Ranking in Over a Decade

  • Swiss bank ranks third for deal advice in region, up from 14th
  • UBS has won a string of big-ticket advisory mandates this year
An illuminated logo sits on display outside the UBS Group AG offices in Zurich, Switzerland, on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019. UBS’s rich clients added $15.7 billion in new money last quarter, giving a boost to star hire Iqbal Khan as he seeks to reinvigorate the key wealth management unit.
An illuminated logo sits on display outside the UBS Group AG offices in Zurich, Switzerland, on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019. UBS’s rich clients added $15.7 billion in new money last quarter, giving a boost to star hire Iqbal Khan as he seeks to reinvigorate the key wealth management unit.Photographer: Stefan Wermuth/Bloomberg
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UBS Group AG has surprised its rivals by vaulting up the league tables this year, putting it on track for the highest European deal ranking in more than a decade.

The Swiss bank ranks third for mergers and acquisitions work in the region so far this year, up from 14th at the same point in 2019, according to data complied by Bloomberg. It’s now on course for its best finish to a year since 2008, the data show.