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Goldman Sachs leads GlobalData’s top 10 global M&A financial advisers league table in North America

Goldman Sachs has dominated the latest mergers and acquisitions (M&A) league table of the top 10 financial advisers in North America based on deal value in 2019, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.

The American investment bank advised on 204 deals worth US$748.4bn.

According to GlobalData, which tracks all M&A, private equity/venture capital and asset transaction activity around the world to compile the league tables, Morgan Stanley ranked second with 133 deals worth US$593.0bn.

Ravi Tokala, Financial Deals Analyst at GlobalData, comments: “Despite a spike in North American targeted megadeals (>US$10b), the region saw a 7% decrease in total deals value in 2019 over 2018. Almost all top 10 legal and financial advisors participated in these megadeals, which were instrumental in deciding legal and financial advisor league table rankings in North America.”

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North America deals market in 2019

The deal volume in North America saw an increase of 17.97% from 22,313 in 2018 to 26,323 in 2019. Deal value declined by 7.03% from US$1812.9bn in 2018 to US$1685.5bn in 2019.

Goldman Sachs, which topped the league table of M&A financial advisers in North America, also claimed top position in GlobalData’s recently released global league table of top 20 M&A financial advisers.

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz leads top 10 M&A legal advisers list

Law firm Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz emerged as the lead player in the list of top 10 legal advisers, in terms of deal value. It advised on 72 deals worth a combined US$591.1bn. Kirkland & Ellis occupied second position in terms of value, advising on 492 deals worth US$450.6bn. In the global league table of top 20 M&A legal advisers, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz secured number one position.

Source: GlobalData

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Goldman Sachs leads GlobalData’s top 10 global M&A financial advisers league table in retail sector for 2019

Goldman Sachs has dominated the latest mergers and acquisitions (M&A) league table of the top 10 financial advisers in the retail sector based on deal value in 2019, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.

The American investment bank advised on 16 deals worth US$62.0bn, including the big ticket deal of EP Global’s bid for a 100% stake in Metro.

According to GlobalData, which tracks all M&A, private equity/venture capital and asset transaction activity around the world to compile the league tables, JP Morgan ranked second with 19 deals worth US$46.6bn.

Nagarjun Sura, Financial Deals Analyst at GlobalData, comments: “LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton’s acquisition of Tiffany was instrumental in determining the top four legal rakings of the Retail sector. Kirkland settled in fifth position despite recording the largest volume at 29 deals. With respect to deal value, only Goldman Sachs was able to cross the $50bn mark, topping the financial adviser category.”

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Global retail deals market in 2019

The retail sector saw deal volume increase by 36.77% from 1,879 in 2018 to 2,570 in 2019. Deal value increased by 6.94% from US$151.7bn in 2018 to US$162.3bn in 2019.

Goldman Sachs, which topped the retail league table of M&A financial advisers, also claimed top position in GlobalData’s recently released global league table of top 20 M&A financial advisers.

Sullivan & Cromwell leads top 10 M&A legal advisers list

Law firm Sullivan & Cromwell emerged as the lead player in the list of top 10 legal advisers, in terms of deal value. It advised on seven deals worth a combined US$37.6bn. Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton occupied second position in terms of value, advising on nine deals worth US$26.2bn. In the global league table of top 20 M&A legal advisers, Sullivan & Cromwell landed third position. The global league table was led by Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz.

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Bank of America tops GlobalData’s top 10 global M&A financial advisers league table in power sector for 2019

Bank of America has topped the latest mergers and acquisitions (M&A) league table of the top 10 financial advisers for the power sector based on deal value in 2019, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.

The American bank advised on nine deals worth US$21.8bn, including China Yangtze Power International’s (Hongkong) acquisition of equity interest in Peruvian businesses from Sempra Energy for US$3.59bn.

According to GlobalData, which tracks all M&A, private equity/venture capital and asset transaction activity around the world to compile the league tables, Citi stood at second position with 13 deals, worth US$17.8bn, while Lazard finished at third position with ten deals worth US$15.9bn.

Nagarjun Sura, Financial Deals Analyst at GlobalData, says: “Canada Pension Plan Investment Board acquisition of Pattern Energy was instrumental in determining the top rankings of the power sector. Sullivan & Cromwell from the legal side and Bank of America from the financial side were involved in this transaction and topped the league table respectively.”

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Global power deals market in 2019

The total deal value in the power sector plummeted by 28.69% from US$445.2bn in 2018 to US$317.5bn in 2019. The sector saw 2,855 deals in 2019, an increase of 13.11% from 2,524 deals in 2018.

Bank of America, which topped the power league table of M&A financial advisers, finished at sixth position in GlobalData’s recently released global league table of top 20 M&A financial advisers. Goldman Sachs topped the global rankings chart, followed by JP Morgan.

Sullivan & Cromwell leads top 10 M&A legal advisers list

US-based law firm Sullivan & Cromwell led the top 10 legal advisers list in terms of deal value. The firm provided legal services to eight deals worth US$21.6bn. White & Case secured second position with 22 deals worth US$13.8bn.

In the global league table of top 20 M&A legal advisers, Sullivan & Cromwell secured third position. The global table was led by Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz.

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Goldman Sachs tops GlobalData’s top 10 global M&A financial advisers league table in the automotive sector for 2019

Goldman Sachs has dominated the latest mergers and acquisitions (M&A) league table of the top 10 financial advisers for the automotive sector based on deal value in 2019, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.

The American investment bank advised on nine deals, which were worth a combined US$11.9bn. According to GlobalData, which tracks all M&A, private equity/venture capital and asset transaction activity around the world to compile the league tables, Lazard trailed Goldman Sachs with nine deals worth US$9.4bn. With four deals valued at US$9.0bn, JP Morgan stood at third position.

Ravi Tokala, Financial Deals Analyst at GlobalData, says: “The slow trend in M&A activities in the automotive sector continued in 2019, witnessing a major drop in overall deal value as compared with the same period last year. ZF Friedrichshafen’s acquisition of Wabco Holdings for US$7.4bn was instrumental in determining the rankings in the automotive sector. The top four financial and legal advisers were involved in this transaction.”

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Global automotive deals market in 2019

The automotive sector saw a 34.03% drop in deal value from US$58.2bn in 2018 to US$38.4bn in 2019. However, deal volume witnessed a 33.65% surge from 425 to 568.

Goldman Sachs, which topped the automotive league table of M&A financial advisers, stood at top position in GlobalData’s recently released global league table of top 20 M&A financial advisers.

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton tops list of top 10 M&A legal advisers

Law firm Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton led the chart of top 10 legal advisers in 2019. The company advised on four deals worth US$7.9bn. Although Latham & Watkins and Clifford Chance advised on deals worth US$7.7bn, the former gained an edge in terms of volume. Latham & Watkins provided legal services to five deals while Clifford Chance worked on three deals.

In the global league table of top M&A 20 legal advisers, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton was at fourth position. Latham & Watkins stood at sixth position while Clifford Chance stood at sixteenth position.

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Goldman Sachs tops GlobalData’s top 10 global M&A financial advisers league table in consumer sector for 2019

Goldman Sachs has dominated the latest mergers and acquisitions (M&A) league table of the top 10 financial advisers for the consumer sector based on deal value in 2019, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.

The investment bank advised on 49 deals worth US$66.7bn, including the big ticket deal of  Merlin Entertainments’ acquisition by KIRKBI Invest, Blackstone and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) for US$7.56bn.

According to GlobalData, which tracks all M&A, private equity/venture capital and asset transaction activity around the world to compile league tables, Credit Suisse trailed Goldman Sachs with 24 deals worth US$65.5bn. Morgan Stanley stood at third position with 26 deals worth US$48.8bn.

Nagarjun Sura, Financial Deals Analyst at GlobalData, says: “Goldman Sachs emerged as the top financial adviser in the Consumer sector, whereas Rothschild settled in fourth position despite recording the largest volume at 60 deals. Major International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) Merger with DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences helped Skadden and Cleary Gottlieb to occupy first and second positions respectively in the legal category.”

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Global consumer deals market in 2019

The consumer sector saw a 1.76% drop in deal value from US$312.0bn in 2018 to US$306.5bn in 2019. Deal volume, however, witnessed a 26.65% increase from 4,067 in 2018 to 5,151 in 2019.

Goldman Sachs, which topped the consumer league table of M&A financial advisers, also stood at first position in GlobalData’s recently released global league table of top 20 M&A financial advisers.

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom leads list of top 10 M&A legal advisers

US-based law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom led the chart of top 10 legal advisers in terms of value. It provided legal services for 23 deals worth US$62.9bn. Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton advised on 25 deals worth US$48.7bn. In the global league table of top M&A 20 legal advisers, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom secured ninth position while Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton stood at fourth position.

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Goldman Sachs leads GlobalData’s top 20 global M&A financial adviser league table for 2019

Goldman Sachs has dominated the latest mergers and acquisitions (M&A) league table of the top 20 financial advisers for 2019, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.

The American investment bank advised on 339 deals worth US$1,174.5bn, including the big ticket deal of United Technologies’ acquisition of Raytheon.

According to GlobalData, which tracks all M&A, private equity/venture capital and asset transaction activity around the world to compile the league tables, JP Morgan secured second position with 298 deals worth US$987.3bn.

Third position was occupied by Morgan Stanley, which advised on 258 deals worth US$883.2bn.

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Citi and Evercore secured fourth and fifth positions, having advised on 217 deals worth US$723.8bn and 172 deals worth US$621.4bn, respectively. In terms of growth in the year-on-year deal value, Evercore recorded a 64.67% increase while Citi’s growth rose 3.09%.

Ravi Tokala, Financial Deals Analyst at GlobalData, comments: “Goldman Sachs, with a 7.36% growth in value terms compared with 2018, emerged as the clear winner both in terms of value and volume. Among the 36 megadeals (>US$ 10bn) recorded during 2019, the American investment bank advised on 25 deals and crossed US$1tn worth of deals, maintaining a significant lead over the rest of the top 20. The value of the deals handled by JP Morgan and Morgan Stanley went down by nearly 3.88% and 14.04%, despite advising on 18 and 15 megadeals, respectively.”

In 2019, 57,391 deals were recorded globally, marking a 21.55% increase from 2018.

Source: GlobalData