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Goldman Sachs Group Inc. has topped Mergermarket's list of financial advisers for the value of announced transactions so far this year in Canada.

The New York-based giant chalked up a total value of $20.1-billion (U.S.) in deals between Jan. 1, 2013, and June 19, 2013, according to the ranking.

That's up from seventh place for the same period last year.

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Meanwhile, RBC Dominion Securities tumbled to the No. 15 spot from No. 1, with a total value of $2.4-billion in the first half of 2013.

The numbers are based on deals where the bidder or target is from Canada.

Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC moves up to the No. 2 spot from No. 13, nudging out Bank of America Merrill Lynch, which dropped to sixth place; Morgan Stanley advised on $14.4-billion worth of transactions, according to the ranking.

J.P. Morgan Securities LLC placed third with $12.3-billion.

Scotiabank held onto fourth position, with $8.8-billion.

TD Securities Inc., in third place last year at this time, fell to #7 this year, on a total value of $5.64-billion in transactions.

On a volume basis, the top player so far in 2013 is BMO Capital Markets, with 13 transactions, up from the #2 spot last year.

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CIBC World Markets took #2 with 11 deals, up from #12 at this time last year.

Morgan Stanley moved up to third place from 15 th , with 10 transactions.

Bank of America Merrill Lynch rose to fourth place from ninth, on 10 deals.

And RBC dropped to the #5 spot from #1, with 10 transactions.

Mergermarket is an independent analysis firm.

The tables are based on announced transactions over $5-million in the period from Jan. 1, 2013, to June 19, 2013.

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The year-earlier period is from Jan. 1, 2012, to June 30, 2012.

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