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Week in Review: Taubman, Commitments, and Buyouts

Paul Taubman caused a stir in the deal professional community this week when he landed 11th on the coveted league tables. Taubman’s success confirms the “fledging trend toward merger and acquisition microfirms, or, as in his case, sole practitioners,” wrote Stewart in the New York Times.

Microfirm, kiosk, boutique – whatever you call them, these small shops are an interesting development for the deal community. Their continued growth highlights the importance of the individual dealmaker and his relationships. Taubman is just one of the many bankers that are part of the fragmentation of the capital markets. With these smaller shops, “clients receive the benefit of the undiluted attention of a top merger and acquisition strategist.” It also doesn’t hurt that the deal professional takes a much larger cut of the payout, as well.

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