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April 26, 2021

Top 10 M&A financial advisers in global consumer sector for Q1 2021 revealed

GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, has revealed its league tables for top 10 financial advisers by value and volume in financial services sector for Q1 2021 in its report, ‘Global and Consumer M&A Report Financial Adviser League tables Q1 2021’.

GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, has revealed its league tables for top 10 financial advisers by value and volume in financial services sector for Q1 2021 in its report, ‘Global and Consumer M&A Report Financial Adviser League tables Q1 2021’.

According to GlobalData’s M&A report, a total of 926 mergers and acquisitions (M&A) deals were announced in the sector during Q1 2021, while deal value for the sector increased by 37.2% from $78bn in Q1 2020 to $107bn in Q1 2021.

Top Advisers by Value and Volume

Goldman Sachs was the top financial adviser for M&A by both value and volume in the consumer sector for Q1 2021. It advised on ten deals worth $16.6bn.

GlobalData lead analyst Ravi Tokala said: “Goldman Sachs had healthy lead over the second and third ranked adviser JP Morgan and Citi, respectively. This was mainly attributed to Goldman Sachs’ involvement in four billion-dollar deals (deals worth greater than or equal to $1bn) among 11 such deals recorded in the consumer sector. JP Morgan closely contested with third-ranked adviser Citi. While JP Morgan and Citi were advised on two and three billion-dollar deals, respectively.”

JP Morgan took the second position by value with seven deals worth $11.2bn. It was followed by Citi with six deals worth $11.1bn and Perella Weinberg Partners with six deals worth $5.2bn.

PwC secured the second position by volume with nine deals worth $1.2bn. It was followed by Rothschild & Co with eight deals worth $566m and Ernst & Young with eight deals worth $189m.

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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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