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July 16, 2021

Top 10 M&A financial advisers in Europe for H1 2021 revealed

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

According to GlobalData’s M&A report, a total of 5,722 M&A deals were announced in the region during H1 2021. The deal value grew by 51% from $336bn in H1 2020 to $507bn in H1 2021 in the region.

Top Adviser by Value and Volume

Goldman Sachs and PwC were the top mergers and acquisitions (M&A) financial advisers in Europe for H1 2021 by value and volume, respectively.

Goldman Sachs advised on 60 deals worth $168.8bn, which was the highest value among all advisers.

PwC led in volume terms having advised on 132 deals worth $23.3bn.

GlobalData lead analyst Ravi Tokala said: “PwC held the top spot in terms of deal volume but lagged behind many of its peers in terms of value – not even making the top ten.

“Meanwhile, Goldman Sachs, which advised on a relatively lower number of deals, managed to top the list by value due to being involved in some big-ticket deals. The firm advised on 31 deals worth greater than or equal to $1bn, including three megadeals valued more than $10bn.”

JP Morgan took the second position in terms of value with 61 deals worth $158.1bn. It was followed by Morgan Stanley with 33 deals worth $111bn and Citi with 41 deals worth $102.5bn.

Rothschild & Co got the second position by volume with 131 deals worth $68.9bn. It was followed by Ernst & Young with 99 deals worth $5.3bn and KPMG with 95 deals worth $13.5bn.

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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