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

According to GlobalData’s M&A report, a total of 537 M&A deals were announced in the region during H1 2021. The deal value declined by 1.8% from $57bn in H1 2020 to $56bn in H1 2021 in the region.

Top Advisers by Value and Volume

JP Morgan and Rothschild & Co were the top mergers and acquisitions (M&A) financial advisers in the Middle East & Africa for H1 2021 by value and volume, respectively.

JP Morgan advised on nine deals worth $20.5bn, which was the highest value among all the advisers.

Rothschild & Co led in volume terms having advised on 12 deals worth $2.4bn.

GlobalData lead analyst Aurojyoti Bose said: “Rothschild & Co was the only advisor to have double-digit deal volume. Despite this, the company lagged behind its peers in terms of value and had to settle for last place in the list of top ten advisors by value – a list that included some firms that advised on one deal only.

“Companies’ involvement in big-ticket deals remains key as advising on three billion-dollar deals (valued more than or equal to $1bn), including one deal worth greater than or equal to $10bn, helped JP Morgan top the chart by value. Incidentally, JP Morgan was the only adviser that managed to surpass the $20bn mark during H1 2021.”

Moelis & Co occupied second position in terms of value with two deals worth $12.5bn, followed by Nedbank Group with one deal worth $4bn, KPMG with five deals worth $3.3bn and Jefferies with four deals worth $3.2bn.

JP Morgan occupied the second position in terms of volume, followed by KPMG and Jefferies. Citi occupied fifth position by volume with four deals worth $2.9bn.

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.