Leading data and analytics company GlobalData has published its league tables for the top ten financial advisers by value and volume in the retail sector for 2022.

Credit Suisse and Rothschild & Co were the sector’s top mergers and acquisitions (M&A) financial advisers by value and volume, respectively.

Credit Suisse advised on $3.1bn worth of deals, while Rothschild & Co was the adviser for a total of 18 deals.

GlobalData lead analyst Aurojyoti Bose said: “Rothschild & Co was the only adviser to have double-digit deal volume in 2022.

“However, it lagged in terms of value and did not feature among the top ten advisers by this metric.

“In contrast, Credit Suisse, which advised on a relatively much (lower) number of deals compared to Rothschild & Co, has managed to top the chart by value due to its involvement in two billion-dollar deals in 2022.”

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By GlobalData

GlobalData’s financial deals database showed that other high rankers by value included JP Morgan in second place, advising for $2.7bn worth of deals.

This was followed by Morgan Stanley with $2.6bn worth of deals, Lazard with $2.2bn and Bank of America with $1.4bn.

In terms of volume, Houlihan Lokey secured second position with eight deals, followed by JP Morgan with seven deals and Jefferies with six.

GlobalData’s league tables are based on the real-time tracking of thousands of company websites, advisory firm websites and other reliable sources in the secondary domain.

A dedicated team of analysts monitors these sources to gather in-depth details for each deal, including adviser names.

To further guarantee the reliability of the data, GlobalData also seeks submissions from leading advisers through submission forms on its website.