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August 9, 2022

Top 10 M&A financial and legal advisers in consumer sector for H1 2022 revealed

A total of 1,981 M&A deals worth $152.2bn were announced in the sector during first half of this year.

GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, has revealed its league tables for top 10 financial and legal advisers by value and volume in consumer sector for H1 2022.

A total of 1,981 merger and acquisition (M&A) deals worth $152.2bn were announced in the sector during H1 2022.

Top financial advisers by value and volume

According to GlobalData’s ‘Global and Consumer M&A Report Financial Adviser League Tables H1 2022’, Goldman Sachs and Rothschild & Co were the top M&A financial advisers in the consumer sector for H1 2022 by value and volume, respectively.

Goldman Sachs advised on $46.9bn worth of deals, while Rothschild & Co advised on a total of 22 deals.

GlobalData lead analyst Aurojyoti Bose said: “Despite leading by value, Goldman Sachs faced strong competition for the top position by volume. It fell short of just one deal and occupied the second position. Goldman Sachs and Rothschild & Co were the only two firms that managed to advise on more than 20 deals during H1 2022.”

According to the financial deals database of GlobalData, the other high rankers by value included Citi at second position with $25.8bn worth of deals, followed by Morgan Stanley with $25.2bn, Bank of America with $17.8bn and Deutsche Bank with $17.1bn.

In terms of volume, Houlihan Lokey took the third place with 16 deals, followed by KPMG with 14 deals, and Deloitte with 14 deals.

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison and Kirkland & Ellis emerged as the top M&A legal advisers in the sector during the first half by value and volume, respectively, according to GlobalData’s ‘Global and Consumer M&A Report Legal Adviser League Tables H1 2022’.

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison advised on $22bn worth of deals, while Kirkland & Ellis advised on 28 deals.

Bose said: “Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, which advised on one-fourth of the number of deals advised by Kirkland & Ellis, managed to top by value due to its involvement in big-ticket deals. Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison advised on four billion-dollar deals (≥ $1bn), while Kirkland & Ellis advised on one such deal.”

According to the financial deals database, the other high rankers by value included Davis Polk & Wardwell that secured the second spot with $21.8bn worth of deals, followed by  Latham & Watkins with $19.9bn, DLA Piper with $18.5bn, and Clifford Chance with $18.2bn.

In terms of volume, Latham & Watkins secured the second place with 22 deals, followed by Jones Day with 16 deals, DLA Piper with 14 deals, and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom with 12 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 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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