The Deal has crowned Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher as the top M&A PR firm in the U.S. for 2013 as the firm worked 79 transactions during the year.

Sard Verbinnen & Co (60), Abernathy MacGregor Group (46), Kekst and Company (34), Owen Blicksilver PR (11) and Brunswick Group (6) rounded out the top five.

The publication's league tables, including law firms, proxy advisors and investment advisors, are published at http://www.thedeal.com/pdf/2013M&ALeagueTables.pdf.