Pfizer is combining with Allergan in a deal worth $US160 billion, in what will be the biggest M&A transaction of 2015.
And it’s great news for Wall Street.
There could be more than $US350 million in fees to be split up between the firms advising on the deal, according to Jeffrey Nassof of M&A consulting firm Freeman & Co.
On the sell-side, two big banks — JPMorgan and Morgan Stanley — will get the lion’s share of the advisory checks.
Nassof suggested the payouts for the sell-side advisers could be between $US160 million and $US200 million.
Guggenheim Securities, Goldman Sachs, Centerview Partners and Moelis & Company are advising Pfizer, and will divvy up between $US120 million and $US150 million in payouts, according to Nassof.
It has been a huge year for mergers and acquisitions activity. US-targeted M&A activity is at a record high and passed the $US2 trillion milestone in mid-November.
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