CIBC leads GlobalData’s top 10 global M&A financial adviser league table in metals & mining sector for Q1 2019

CIBC has topped the latest mergers and acquisitions (M&A) league table of the top 10 financial advisers for the metals & mining sector based on deal value in the first quarter (Q1) 2019, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.

The Canada-based-financial services group led the table with two deals worth US$18.7bn, gaining a marginal edge over M. Klein & Company, which advised on one deal worth US$18.6bn.

According to GlobalData, which tracks all M&A, private equity/venture capital and asset transaction activity around the world to compile the league table, BMO Capital Markets secured third position with three deals valued at US$13.4bn.

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Global metals & mining deals market in Q1 2019

The metals & mining sector saw an increase in deal value in Q1 2019 when compared with the corresponding quarter of the previous year. The overall deal value grew by 6.3% from US$21.2bn in Q1 2018 to US$22.5 in Q1 2019. On the contrary, deal volume decreased by 8.7% from 358 in Q1 2018 to 327 deals in Q1 2019.

The top ranker in the metals & mining sector, CIBC was conspicuous by its absence in the recently released global league table of top 20 M&A financial advisers by GlobalData. The metals &mining league table’s second-ranked M. Klein & Company stood seventh in the global rankings.

CravathSwaine & Moore and Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg top list of M&A legal advisers

Cravath Swaine & Moore, and Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg shared the first spot in the table of the top 10 legal advisers by value with just one deal, but worth US$18.6bn. Cassels Brock & Blackwell secured third position with three deals worth US$12.5bn. Cravath Swaine & Moore secured 12th position in the global league table of top 20 M&A legal advisers.

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