GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, has revealed its global league tables for top 10 financial advisers in retail sector by value and volume for H1 2021 in its report, ‘Global and Retail M&A Report Financial Adviser League Tables H1 2021’.
According to GlobalData’s M&A report, a total of 972 M&A deals were announced in the sector during H1 2021, while deal value for the sector increased by 70.9% from $55bn in H1 2020 to $94bn in H1 2021.
Top advisers by value and volume
Goldman Sachs and PwC were the top mergers and acquisitions (M&A) financial advisers in the retail sector for H1 2021 by value and volume, respectively. Goldman Sachs advised on eleven deals worth $11.2bn, which was the highest value among all the advisers.
PwC led in volume terms having advised on 13 deals worth $2.8bn.
GlobalData lead analyst Aurojyoti Bose said: “Goldman Sachs and PwC were the only two advisers that managed to register double-digit deal volume during H1 2021. Resultantly, while PwC led by volume, Goldman Sachs also occupied the second position in terms of volume apart from leading by value. Goldman Sachs was the only advisor to surpass $10bn as the firm managed to advise on five deals valued more than $1bn during H1 2021.”
Credit Suisse occupied the second position in terms of value with six deals worth $8.7bn, followed by Morgan Stanley with six deals worth $7.7bn, UBS with four deals worth $6.9bn and JP Morgan with five deals worth $4.4bn.
Goldman Sachs occupied the second position in terms of volume, followed by Rothschild & Co with nine deals worth $551m, KPMG with eight deals worth $106m and Jefferies with seven deals worth $4.4bn.
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.