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Goldman Sachs tops top 20 list of global M&A financial advisers by value for coronavirus-hit Q1 2020

Wednesday, April 08, 2020

Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia:

Goldman Sachs has dominated the latest mergers and acquisitions (M&A) league table of the top 20 financial advisers based on the deal value in the first quarter of 2020, said a study.

According to GlobalData, the American investment bank advised on 63 deals worth US$180.3bn, including the big-ticket deal of Aon's acquisition of Willis Towers Watson.

JP Morgan was at the second position with 46 deals worth US$131.1bn, said GlobalData, which tracks all M&A, private equity/venture capital and asset transaction activity around the world to compile the league tables.

The third position was occupied by Morgan Stanley, which advised on 45 deals worth US$92.3bn.

Rothschild & Co and Credit Suisse secured fourth and fifth positions, having advised on 65 deals worth US$66.3bn and 21 deals worth US$57.3bn, respectively. In terms of growth in the year-on-year deal value, Rothschild & Co recorded a 52.07% increase while Credit Suisse's growth declined 28.04%.

Ravi Tokala, Financial Deals Analyst at GlobalData, said: "Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan are the only two advisers which crossed US$100bn mark in Q1 2020, in value terms, maintaining a significant lead over rest of the advisors in top 20.

Rothschild & Co tops by volume

Rothschild & Co has dominated the M&A league table of the top 20 financial advisers based on deal volume in Q1 2020.

The UK-based investment bank advised on 65 deals worth US$66.3bn, including the big-ticket d......................

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