GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, has revealed its global league tables for top 10 financial advisers in consumer sector by value and volume for H1 2021 in its report, ‘Global and Consumer M&A Report Financial Adviser League Tables H1 2021’.

According to GlobalData’s M&A report, a total of 1,889 M&A deals were announced in the sector during H1 2021, while deal value for the sector increased by 106.6% from $106bn in H1 2020 to $219bn in H1 2021.

Top advisers by value and volume

Goldman Sachs and Rothschild & Co emerged as the top mergers and acquisitions (M&A) financial advisers in the consumer sector for H1 2021 by value and volume, respectively.

Goldman Sachs advised on 18 deals valued at $24.1bn. This was the highest value among all the advisers.

Rothschild & Co led in volume terms. It advised on 31 deals worth $12.4bn.

GlobalData lead analyst Aurojyoti Bose said: “Rothschild & Co was the only firm that managed to advise on more than 30 deals during H1 2021. However, it lagged behind its peers in terms of value and had to settle for the seventh position in the list of top ten advisors by value.

“Meanwhile, Goldman Sachs was among the only two advisors (the other being JP Morgan) that managed to surpass $20bn. While Goldman Sachs advised on six billion-dollar deals valued more than or equal to $1bn, Rothschild & Co advised on three such deals.”

JP Morgan took the second position in terms of value with 14 deals worth $23.2bn. It was followed by Morgan Stanley with 15 deals worth $18.5bn, Citi with eight deals worth $15.4bn and Bank of America with eleven deals worth $14.9bn.

Pwc secured the second position in terms of volume with 29 deals worth $6bn. It was followed by Houlihan Lokey in third position with 19 deals worth $1.9bn. Goldman Sachs got the fourth position in terms of volume. It was followed by KPMG with 18 deals worth $1.8bn.

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.