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October 19, 2021

Top 10 M&A financial advisers in North America for Q1-Q3 2021 revealed

GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, has revealed its league tables for top 10 financial advisers by value and volume in North America for Q1-Q3 2021 in its report, ‘Global and North America M&A Report Financial Adviser League Tables Q1-Q3 2021’.

According to GlobalData’s M&A report, a total of 12,092 M&A deals were announced in the region during Q1-Q3 2021. The deal value for the region increased by 122.4% from $704bn during Q1-Q3 2020 to $1.6 trillion during Q1-Q3 2021.

Top Advisers by Value and Volume

Goldman Sachs emerged as the top mergers and acquisitions financial adviser by both value and volume in the North America region during Q1-Q3 2021. The US-based investment bank advised on 238 deals worth $596.7bn, the highest value among all the advisers.

GlobalData lead analyst Aurojyoti Bose said: “Goldman Sachs, apart from leading in terms of value and volume, also registered a significant year-on-year (YOY) growth. It showcased 194% and 96.7% growth in terms of value and volume during Q1-Q3 2021 compared to Q1-Q3 2020, respectively.

“The US-based financial adviser facilitated significant billion-dollar acquisition deals, such as the acquisition of Kansas City Southern by Canadian Pacific Railway and the acquisition of Five9 by Zoom Video Communications , which played a pivotal role in placing Goldman Sachs as the top financial adviser.”

JP Morgan occupied the second position in terms of both value and volume with 235 deals worth $526.5bn. Morgan Stanley occupied the third position in value terms with 151 deals worth $414bn, followed by Bank of America with 125 deals worth $337.1bn and Barclays with 149 deals worth $265.1bn.

Houlihan Lokey occupied the third position in terms of volume with 182 deals worth $45.8bn, followed by Jefferies with 152 deals worth $90.5bn. Morgan Stanley occupied the fifth position in terms of volume.

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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