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November 1, 2020updated 06 Nov 2020 1:11pm

Top M&A financial advisers by value, volume in APAC for Q1-Q3 2020 revealed

GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, has revealed its league tables for top 10 financial advisers by value and volume in Asia-Pacific (APAC) for in its report,  ‘Global and Asia-Pacific M&A Report Financial Adviser League Tables Q1-Q3 2020’.

According to GlobalData’s M&A report, a total of 5,298 M&A deals were announced in the region in Q1-Q3 2020. There was a 10% increase over the 4,817 deals announced during the same period in 2019. Deal value also increased by 21.3% from $359bn in Q1-Q3 2019 to $435bn in Q1-Q3 2020.

Morgan Stanley tops by value

As per GlobalData’s ranking, Morgan Stanley gained top spot in terms of deal value by advising on 37 deals of worth $112bn, which was the highest value among all the advisers.

Goldman Sachs occupied second position by value with 20 deals of worth $90bn, followed by Nomura with 29 deals of worth $63.8bn and UBS with 25 deals of worth $54.3bn.

Ernst & Young leads by volume

Ernst & Young led in terms of volume having advised on 45 deals of worth $7.9bn.

Morgan Stanley occupied second position by volume, followed by Deloitte with 32 deals of worth $17.1bn.

GlobalData financial deals analyst Aurojyoti Bose said: “Morgan Stanley was the lone adviser to surpass $100bn mark and simultaneously occupied second position in terms of volume. Surprisingly, Ernst & Young, which led in terms of volume, failed to even cross $10bn mark due to involvement in low value transactions.

“Morgan Stanley advised on 14 billion-dollar deals (worth greater than or equal to $1bn), including two megadeals (>$10bn). In contrast, Ernst & Young advised on two billion-dollar deals.”

Nomura occupied the top position by value and volume in the key Asia-Pacific market, Japan.

GlobalData’s league tables are based on the real-time tracking of thousands of company websites, advisory firm websites and other reliable sources available on the secondary domain. A dedicated team of analysts monitors all these sources to gather in-depth details for each deal, including adviser names.

To ensure further robustness to the data, the company also seeks submissions from leading advisers, through adviser submission forms on GlobalData’s website

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