Citi tops GlobalData’s top 10 global M&A financial advisers league table in power sector for Q1-Q3 2019

Citi has topped the latest mergers and acquisitions (M&A) league table of the top 10 financial advisers for the power sector based on deal value in the first three quarters (Q1-Q3) of 2019, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.

The American bank advised on nine deals worth US$11.6bn, including the big ticket deal of China Yangtze Power International’s (Hongkong) acquisition of equity interest in Peruvian businesses from Sempra Energy for US$3.59bn.

According to GlobalData, which tracks all M&A, private equity/venture capital and asset transaction activity around the world to compile the league tables, Lazard stood at second position with six deals, worth US$10.6bn while RBC Capital Markets finished at third position with 13 deals worth US$9.1bn.

Nagarjun Sura, Financial Deals Analyst at GlobalData, says: “Rothschild, which was involved in the highest number of transactions in the financial adviser category, settled at eighth position due to the absence of big ticket deals. White & Case stood as top legal adviser and able to cross US$10bn mark in the power sector.”

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Global power deals market in Q1-Q3 2019

The total deal value in the power sector plunged by 31.25% from US$336.26bn in Q1-Q3 2018 to US$231.17bn in Q1-Q3 2019. The sector saw 2,136 deals in Q1-Q3 2019, an increase of 15.33% from 1,852 deals in Q1-Q3 2018.

Citi, which topped the power league table of M&A financial advisers, finished at fourth position in the recently released global league table of top 20 M&A financial advisers by GlobalData. Goldman Sachs topped the global rankings chart, followed by JP Morgan.

White & Case leads top 10 M&A legal advisers list

US-based law firm White & Case led the top 10 legal advisers list in terms of deal value. The firm provided legal services to 17 deals worth US$10.4bn. Sullivan & Cromwell secured second position with three deals worth US$9.0bn.

In the global league table of top 20 M&A legal advisers, White & Case secured fourteenth position. The global table was led by Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz.

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