Leading data and analytics company GlobalData has announced its league tables for the top ten financial advisers by value and volume in the consumer sector for Q1-Q3 2022.

During the nine-month period, 2,946 merger and acquisition (M&A) deals worth a total $176.8bn were announced in the sector.

Top advisers by value and volume

According to GlobalData’s ‘Global and Consumer M&A Report Financial Adviser League Tables Q1-Q3 2022’, Goldman Sachs and Rothschild & Co emerged as the top M&A financial advisers in the sector during the period by value and volume respectively.

Goldman Sachs advised on $56.6bn worth of deals, while Rothschild & Co advised on a total of 30 deals.

GlobalData lead analyst Aurojyoti Bose said: “Goldman Sachs was the only firm to register more than $50bn in total deal value.

“Not only that, it also outpaced its peers by a significant margin by this metric and was distantly followed by Bank of America, with $23.3bn in total deal value.

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“Moreover, it was just five deals away from occupying the top spot by volume.

“Meanwhile, Rothschild & Co was the only firm to touch the 30 deals volume mark.”

According to GlobalData’s financial deals database, other high rankers by value included Bank of America in second position with $23.3bn worth of deals, followed by Morgan Stanley with $22.8bn, Citi with $19.2bn and Deutsche Bank with $17.1bn.

In terms of volume, Goldman Sachs took the second spot with 25 deals, followed by KPMG with 25 deals, Houlihan Lokey with 24, and Lazard with 18 deals.

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 increase the reliability of the data, the company also seeks submissions from leading advisers through adviser submission forms on its website.