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 Q1-Q3 2021 in its report, ‘Global and Retail M&A Report Financial Adviser League Tables Q1-Q3 2021’.

According to GlobalData’s M&A report, a total of 1,433 merger and acquisition (M&A) deals were announced in the sector during Q1-Q3 2021, while deal value for the sector increased by 80% from $95bn during Q1-Q3 2020 to $171bn during Q1-Q3 2021.

Top advisers by value and volume

Jefferies and Rothschild & Co emerged as the top M&A financial advisers in the retail sector for Q1-Q3 2021 by value and volume, respectively.

Jefferies advised on 14 deals worth $31.1bn, while Rothschild & Co advised on 18 deals worth $27.9bn.

GlobalData lead analyst Aurojyoti Bose said: “Both Jefferies and Rothschild & Co managed to advise on a number of billion-dollar deals, while also showcasing double-digit deal volume during Q1-Q3 2021. Jefferies advised on four billion-dollar deals (valued more than or equal to $1bn), while Rothschild & Co advised on two such deals.

“Apart from leading by value, Jefferies also managed to occupy the fifth position by volume. Similarly, Rothschild & Co also managed to occupy the third position by value, while leading by volume.”

Goldman Sachs occupied the second position in terms of value with 15 deals worth $29.3bn, followed by Rothschild & Co. Shore Capital Group and Huntsworth jointly occupied the fourth position by value with two deals each worth US$26.4bn.

Pwc occupied the second position in terms of volume with 18 deals worth US$3.4bn, followed by JP Morgan with 16 deals worth $24.8bn. Goldman Sachs got the fourth position by volume, followed by Jefferies.

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.