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

According to GlobalData’s M&A report, a total of 1,113 merger and acquisition (M&A) deals were announced in the region during 2021. The deal value for the region increased by 112.6% from $64.3bn during 2020 to $136.7bn during 2021.

Top Adviser by Value and Volume

JP Morgan and Rothschild & Co emerged as the top M&A financial advisers in the region for 2021 by value and volume, respectively.

JP Morgan advised on 10 deals worth $14.9bn, while Rothschild & Co advised on 17 deals worth $7.2bn.

GlobalData lead analyst Aurojyoti Bose said: JP Morgan and Rothschild & Co were among the very few advisors to showcase double-digit deal volume. Meanwhile, JP Morgan also managed to surpass $10 billion mark and was just a little shy of $15 billion.”

“Interestingly, JP Morgan also occupied the third position by volume while Rothschild & Co could also occupy the sixth position by value.”

Citi took the second spot in terms of value with six deals worth $11.7bn, followed by BTG Pactual with four deals worth $11.1bn, Itau Unibanco with six deals worth $10.7bn and XP Investimentos with three deals worth $10.4bn.

Clairfield International got the second position in the volume table with 13 deals valued at $227m. It was followed by JP Morgan with 10 deals worth $14.9bn, Lazard with 10 deals worth $5.6bn and UBS with seven deals worth $5.2bn.

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.