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GlobalData reveals top 10 global M&A financial advisers in Asia-Pacific during coronavirus-hit Q1 2020

GlobalData has
revealed the latest mergers and acquisitions (M&A) league table of the top
10 financial advisers in Asia-Pacific by value and volume for the
coronavirus-hit first quarter (Q1) of 2020, which witnessed subdued deal
activity in the region.

JP Morgan leads by both value
and volume

JP Morgan
has dominated the M&A financial advisers league table based on both deal
value and volume during the review period. In terms of value, the American investment
bank advised US$20.1bn worth deals in Q1 2020.

which tracks all M&A, private equity/venture capital and asset transaction
activity around the world to compile the league tables, confirmed that Deloitte
occupied the second position with six transactions worth US$12.0bn.

JP Morgan stood at second position in
GlobalData’s recently released global
league table of top 20 M&A financial advisers

In terms
of deal volume, JP Morgan advised on eight deals worth US$20.1bn in Q1 2020. The
bank advised on eight deals during the review period.

revealed that PwC occupied the second position with transactions worth

Ravi Tokala, Financial Deals Analyst at GlobalData, comments: “Despite the overall deal activity (volume) declining among other regions, Asia-Pacific bound total deals volume increased by 3.43% in first quarter of 2020. Interestingly, the number of deals targeting Chinese companies or assets represent about 31.54% of the overall deal volume recorded in the region.

“However, the region recorded a decrease of 9.94% in deal value terms due to the absence of big-ticket and high value transactions, which could be attributed to Covid-19 concerns.

“JP Morgan
emerged as the clear winner in value terms in the region, maintaining a
significant lead over rest of the advisors. However, in volume terms, there was
tough competition between JP Morgan and PwC for the top spot, with the former
taking lead by a mere one transaction.”

deals market in Q1 2020

The deal volume in Asia-Pacific
saw a year-on-year increase by 3.43% from 2,711 to 2,804 in Q1 2020. During the
same period, deal value declined by 9.94% from US$128.3bn to US$115.5bn.

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