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July 15, 2021

Top 10 M&A financial advisers in North America 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 North America for  H1 2021 in its report, ‘Global and North America M&A Report Financial Adviser League Tables H1 2021’.

According to GlobalData’s M&A report, a total of 7,982 M&A deals were announced in the region during H1 2021, while deal value increased by 258% from $298bn in H1 2020 to $1.1tn in H1 2021 in the region.

Top Advisers by Value and Volume

JP Morgan and Goldman Sachs were the top mergers and acquisitions (M&A) financial advisers in North America for H1 2021 in terms of value and volume, respectively.

JP Morgan advised on 167 deals valued at $419.4bn, which was the highest value among all the advisers.

Goldman Sachs led in terms of volume, having advised on 168 deals valued at $411bn.

GlobalData lead analyst Aurojyoti Bose said: “Competition for the top position was very close both in terms of value as well as volume, as JP Morgan and Goldman Sachs were the only two firms that managed to advise on more than 150 deals, with deal value also crossing $400bn. Moreover, both firms also advised on more than 60 deals, which were valued more than or equal to $1bn.

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

Morgan Stanley took the third spot in GlobalData’s ranking of financial advisers for M&As in North America by value, with 105 deals worth $256.2bn. It was followed by Bank of America with 88 deals worth a total $224.7bn and Barclays with 103 deals valued at $223.2bn.

Houlihan Lokey got the third position by volume with 115 deals worth $34bn. It was followed by Morgan Stanley.

Jefferies secured the fifth position by volume with 104 deals worth $61.9bn.

GlobalData’s league tables are based on the real-time trackiSng 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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