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July 21, 2021

Top 10 global M&A financial advisers in financial services sector for H1 2021 revealed

GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, has revealed its global league tables for top 10 financial advisers in financial services sector by value and volume for H1 2021 in its report, ‘Global and Financial Services M&A Report Financial Adviser League Tables H1 2021’.

According to GlobalData’s M&A report, a total of 908 M&A deals were announced in the sector during H1 2021, while deal value for the sector increased by 7.3% from $233bn in H1 2020 to $250bn in H1 2021.

Top advisers by value and volume

JP Morgan and Goldman Sachs emerged as the top mergers and acquisitions (M&A) financial advisers in the financial services sector for H1 2021 by value and volume, respectively.

JP Morgan advised on 40 deals worth $48bn. This was the highest value among all the advisers.

Goldman Sachs led in volume terms having advised on 43 deals worth $39.9bn.

GlobalData lead analyst Aurojyoti Bose said: “JP Morgan and Goldman Sachs were the only two firms that managed to advise on 40 or more deals. Moreover, while JP Morgan emerged as the only advisor to surpass US$40bn, the total value of deals advised by Goldman Sachs was also close to $40bn.

“Remarkably, JP Morgan, apart from leading by value, also occupied the second position by volume. Similarly, Goldman Sachs led by volume and also occupied the second position by value.”

Lazard took the third spot with regard to value with eight deals worth $29.8bn. It was followed by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with 28 deals worth $25.6bn and Houlihan Lokey with 13 deals worth $21bn.

Piper Sandler secured the third position in terms of volume with 32 deals worth $15.5bn. It was followed by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. Raymond James Financial got the fifth position by volume with 25 deals worth $3.7bn.

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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