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 Q1-Q3 2021 in its report, ‘Global and Consumer M&A Report Financial Adviser League Tables Q1-Q3 2021’.

According to GlobalData’s M&A report, a total of 2,854 mergers and acquisitions (M&A) deals were announced in the sector during Q1-Q3 2021, while deal value for the sector increased by 89.2% from $167bn during Q1-Q3 2020 to $316bn during Q1-Q3 2021.

Top advisers by value and volume

JP Morgan and Rothschild & Co emerged as the top M&A financial advisers in the consumer sector for Q1-Q3 2021 by value and volume, respectively.

With 24 deals worth $34.1bn, JP Morgan recorded the highest value among all the firms. Rothschild & Co led the volume chart, with 48 deals worth $15.4bn.

GlobalData lead analyst Aurojyoti Bose said: Rothschild & Co was among the only two firms that managed to advise on more than 40 deals during Q1-Q3 2021. Although it led by volume, it lagged in terms of value due to its involvement in low-value deals and had to settle for the seventh position by value.

“Meanwhile, JP Morgan, which advised on half the number of deals compared to Rothschild & Co, managed to top the list by value. JP Morgan advised on 10 billion-dollar deals (valued more than or equal to US$1bn), while Rothschild & Co advised on three such deals.”

Bank of America took the second spot in the value table with 19 deals worth $28.5bn. It was followed by Goldman Sachs with 24 deals worth $27.2bn, Deutsche Bank with 19 deals valued at $23.2bn and Morgan Stanley with 17 deals worth $20.7bn.

PWC gained the second position in the volume chart with 42 deals worth $7.4bn. It was followed by Houlihan Lokey with 34 deals worth $3.5bn, KPMG with 31 deals worth $6.3bn and Deloitte with 31 deals worth $4bn.

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.