GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, has revealed its global league tables for financial advisers by value and volume for Q1 2021.

Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan emerge as top financial advisers by value and volume

Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan emerged as the top mergers and acquisitions (M&A) financial advisers for Q1 2021 in terms of value and volume, respectively, according to the Financial Deals Database by GlobalData.

Goldman Sachs advised on 114 deals carrying a total value of $239.8bn, which was the highest value recorded among all the advisers tracked.

With regard to volume, JP Morgan led the chart, having advised on 126 deals valued at $208.5bn.

GlobalData lead analyst Aurojyoti Bose said: “Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan were the only advisers that managed to advise on more than 100 deals and also surpass the $200bn mark during Q1 2021.

“Interestingly, Goldman Sachs, apart from leading by value, also occupied second position by volume. Similarly, JP Morgan, which led by volume, occupied second position by value.

“In fact, both firms also registered a significant jump in deal volume and value, which helped them secure their top positions. While JP Morgan witnessed deal volume and value increasing by a respective 100% and 63% in Q1 2021, compared to Q1 2020, Goldman Sachs saw 72.7% and 32.6% growth. Goldman Sachs also held onto the top ranking by value in 2020 when the Covid-19 pandemic hit.”

Bank of America took the third spot in terms of value, with 64 deals worth $159bn. It was followed by Morgan Stanley, with 66 deals carrying a total value at $145.9bn, and Citi, with 68 deals valued at $133.5bn.

Rothschild & Co got the third position in terms of volume with 74 deals worth $19.3bn. It was followed by Jefferies, with 73 deals worth $56.6bn. Citi took the fifth position by volume.


To ensure further robustness to the data, the company also seeks submissions from leading advisers, through adviser submission forms on GlobalData’s website