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April 22, 2021

Top 10 M&A financial advisers in global retail sector for Q1 2021 revealed

GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, has revealed its league tables for top 10 financial advisers by value and volume in retail sector for Q1 2021 in its report, ‘Global and Retail M&A Review & Financial Adviser League tables Q1 2021’.

GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, has revealed its league tables for top 10 financial advisers by value and volume in retail sector for Q1 2021 in its report, ‘Global and Retail M&A Review & Financial Adviser League tables Q1 2021.

According to GlobalData’s M&A report, a total of 494 mergers and acquisitions (M&A) deals were announced in the sector during Q1 2021, while deal value for the sector decreased by 20.5% from $44bn in Q1 2020 to $35bn in Q1 2021.

Top Advisers by Value and Volume

UBS and PwC were the top M&A financial advisers in the retail sector for Q1 2021 by value and volume, respectively. UBS advised on three deals worth $6.9bn, which was the highest value among all the advisers. Meanwhile, PwC led in volume terms, having advised on seven deals worth $2.6bn.

GlobalData lead analyst Aurojyoti Bose said: “UBS was involved in two billion-dollar deals. The firm’s involvement in the $5bn deal for the acquisition of The Michaels by Apollo Global Management was pivotal and helped it secure the top position by value.

“Meanwhile, PwC held the top spot in terms of deal volume but lagged in terms of deal value due to its involvement in low-value transactions. The firm had to settle for the fourth position by value.”

Credit Suisse took the second position in terms of value with one deal worth $5.5bn. It was followed by Jefferies with five deals worth $3.8bn.

Jefferies also secured the second position by volume. It was followed by Goldman Sachs with four deals worth $1.6bn and KPMG with four deals worth $54m.

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.