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JPMorgan and Goldman Sachs took top spots as M&A advisers in H1 2020

Monday, August 10, 2020

Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia:

US banks JPMorgan and Goldman Sachs were the leading financial advisers on acquisition deals in the first half of 2020, according to the latest survey from GlobalData.

"Financial advisers JP Morgan and Goldman Sachs were noted to be the top mergers and acquisitions (M&A) financial advisers in the US in the first half (H1) of 2020, based on deal value and volume, respectively," revealed a press note from the data and analytics company.

Having advised on 57 deals worth about $95 billion, JPMorgan was the highest of all advisers based on deal value.

In terms of volume, Goldman Sachs advised on 68 deals worth about $74 billion during the first half of the year.

Aurojyoti Bose, Financial Deals Analyst at GlobalData, said: "Goldman Sachs, despite leading by volume, lost the top position by value to JP Morgan. Both of these firms were involved in some big-ticket deals, however, involvement in two megadeals (>US$10bn) mainly helped JP Morgan top the list by value."

Morgan Stanley occupied the second position by value with 42 deals worth US$75bn followed by Goldman Sachs. JP Morgan occupied the second position by volume followed by Bank of America with 50 deals worth US$47.9bn.

JP Morgan, which topped the US deals league table by value, stood at the second position (by value) in the recently released global league table of top 20 M&A financial advisers by GlobalData.

Similarly, Goldman Sachs, which topped the US league table by vo......................

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