Dealmakers have been focused on U.S. assets through the first nine months of 2018, and one firm taking advantage of the trend is Latham & Watkins, according to three data sets that track M&A activity.

For the first three quarters of 2017, the firm was outside the top five in rankings prepared by Mergermarket, Thomson Reuters and Bloomberg that track the top firms by value of announced deals. That changed this year, when Latham jumped into the top ranks in all three. While the order varied across the three measures, the firm placed highest, at second, in Thomson Reuters’ rankings.

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