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

GlobalData has revealed top 10 financial advisers in power sector by value and volume for 2021 in its report.

GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, has revealed its global league tables for top 10 financial advisers in power sector by value and volume for 2021 in its report, ‘Global and Power M&A Report Financial Adviser League Tables 2021’.

According to GlobalData’s M&A report, a total of 2,506 merger and acquisition (M&A) deals were announced in the sector during 2021, while deal value for the sector increased by 46.1% from $260.6bn during 2020 to $380.8bn during 2021.

Top advisers by value and volume

JP Morgan and Rothschild & Co emerged as the top M&A financial advisers in the power sector in 2021 by value and volume, respectively.

JP Morgan advised on 22 deals worth $73.4bn, while Rothschild & Co advised on 32 deals valued at $48.9bn.

GlobalData lead analyst Aurojyoti Bose said: “Rothschild & Co was the only firm that managed to advise on more than 30 deals during 2021 and was the clear winner in terms of volume. In contrast, JP Morgan faced strong competition when it came to deal value with Goldman Sachs, only US$167 million behind them in second place.”

JP Morgan moved from fourth position to take the top value ranking this year with deals valued at $73.4bn.

Goldman Sachs secured second position in terms of value with 27 deals valued at $73.2bn, followed by Bank of America in third with 14 deals worth $55.5bn, with Rothschild & Co in fourth and Citi in fifth places.

In the volume table, Goldman Sachs also occupied second position with 27 deals. Citi bagged 27 deals but their value was slightly lower than Goldman Sachs at $44.6bn, which placed it in third position. Barclays was in fourth with 25 deals worth $35.4bn, followed by Ernst & Young in fifth with 25 deals worth $1.2bn.

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.

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