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 H1 2021 in its report, ‘Global and Power M&A Report Financial Adviser League Tables H1 2021’.
According to GlobalData’s M&A report, a total of 1,197 M&A deals were announced in the sector during H1 2021, while deal value for the sector increased by 116% from $102bn in H1 2020 to $220bn in H1 2021.
Top advisers by value and volume
Goldman Sachs has emerged as the top financial adviser for mergers and acquisitions (M&A) by both value and volume in the power sector for H1 2021, having advised on seventeen deals worth $51bn.
GlobalData lead analyst Ravi Tokala said: “Although Goldman Sachs experienced some competition in terms of deal volume, the firm was ahead by value due to its involvement in several big-ticket deals.
“In fact, Goldman Sachs was the only financial adviser that managed to surpass the $50bn mark during H1 2021, thereby outpacing its peers by a significant margin. The firm advised on eight deals valued more than or equal to $1bn, which also included two mega deals, valued more than or equal to $10bn.”
JP Morgan occupied the second position in terms of value with ten deals worth $44.4bn, followed by Bank of America with seven deals worth $32.6bn. Morgan Stanley occupied fourth position with 13 deals worth $32.4bn and Rothschild & Co ranked fifth with 14 deals worth $29.6bn.
Rothschild & Co and Morgan Stanley occupied the second and third positions by voolume, respectively, followed by Citi, which occupied fourth position with 13 deals worth $18.1bn, and Ernst & Young ranked fifth with 13 deals worth $545m.
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.