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January 28, 2022

Top 10 M&A financial advisers in US for 2021 revealed

GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, has revealed its league tables for top 10 financial advisers by value and volume in the US for 2021.

According to GlobalData’s M&A report, a total of 14,152 merger and acquisition (M&A) deals were announced in the country during 2021. The deal value for the region increased by 63.1% from $1.2 trillion during 2020 to $1.9 trillion during 2021.

Top adviser by value and volume

Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan were the top M&A financial advisers in the US for 2021 by value and volume, respectively.

Goldman Sachs advised on 283 deals worth $698.5bn, while JP Morgan advised on 295 deals worth $585.9bn.

GlobalData lead analyst Aurojyoti Bose said: “Goldman Sachs was the clear winner by value, as it was the only firm to near the $700 billion mark. Moreover, it was among the very few firms to have advised on more than 200 deals during 2021, which also helped it occupy the third position by volume.

“Similarly, JP Morgan advised on just short of 300 deals, but its involvement with some big-ticket deals helped it occupy the second spot by value.”

Morgan Stanley occupied the third position by value, with 185 deals worth $468bn; Bank of America, with 170 deals worth $358bn; and Barclays, with 165 deals worth $307.7bn.

Houlihan Lokey occupied the second position in terms of volume, with 287 deals worth $64.3bn; followed by Goldman Sachs. Jefferies occupied the fourth position by volume, with 208 deals worth $112.8bn; followed by Raymond James Financial, with 197 deals worth $25.6bn.

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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