Goldman Sachs and Rothschild & Co have emerged as the top mergers and acquisitions (M&A) financial advisers by value and volume for Q1-Q3 2022, respectively, according to the latest Financial Advisers League Table by GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.
Based on its Financial Deals Database, GlobalData reveals that Goldman Sachs achieved its leading position in the deal value rankings by advising on $746 billion worth of deals. Meanwhile, Rothschild & Co secured the top spot by volume by advising on a total of 282 deals.
Aurojyoti Bose, Lead Analyst at GlobalData, comments: “Most of the top 20 advisers by value and all the top 20 by volume witnessed a decline by respective metrics in Q1-Q3 2022 compared to Q1-Q3 2021, as global deal activity slowed amid volatile market conditions caused by macroeconomic headwinds and geopolitical tensions. In fact, all the top 20 advisers by volume registered a double-digit decline.
“Nevertheless, Goldman Sachs and Rothschild & Co, despite suffering a decline in their respective deal value and volume, emerged as clear winners. Goldman Sachs was the only adviser that managed to surpass $700 billion in total deal value, while Rothschild & Co was the only company to advise on more than 250 deals.”
An analysis of GlobalData’s Financial Deals Database reveals that JP Morgan occupied the second position by value by advising on $514 billion worth of deals, followed by Bank of America with $409 billion, Morgan Stanley with $398 billion and Citi with $366 billion.
Houlihan Lokey occupied the second position by volume by advising on 244 deals, followed by Goldman Sachs with 194 deals, PwC with 183 deals and KPMG with 181 deals.