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Morgan Stanley Scores With Microsoft/LinkedIn Deal

June 20, 2016, 4:00 AM

Morgan Stanley won the role as Microsoft Corp.’s adviser on the agreement to buy LinkedIn Corp., vaulting the bank ahead of Goldman Sachs Group Inc. in technology dealmaking this year.

Morgan Stanley may reap $10 million to $20 million on the transaction, according to Jeff Nassof, a vice president at Freeman & Co., an advisory firm. The software giant will pay $26.2 billion in cash.

The deal propels New York-based Morgan Stanley to the No. 1 adviser in technology, media and telecommunications, or TMT, mergers and acquisitions this year, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Morgan Stanley has been helped ...