Goldman Sachs is top M&A financial adviser in the US in Q1 2020

Goldman Sachs was the top mergers and acquisitions (M&A) financial adviser in the US by value and volume in Q1 2020, according to GlobalData, a leading data analytics company. The US investment bank took the top spot with total deal value of US$68.2bn for advising on 39 deals.

GlobalData, which tracks all M&A, private equity/venture capital and asset transaction activity around the world to compile league tables, confirmed that JP Morgan finished at second position (in terms of value) with 26 deals worth US$66.8bn and Morgan Stanley at third position with 29 deals worth US$58.8bn.

Aurojyoti Bose, Financial Deals Analyst at GlobalData, comments: “Involvement in some of the big-ticket deals helped Goldman Sachs top the list. The firm advised on 18 deals worth greater than or equal to US$1bn.”

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In terms of deal volume, Piper Sandler & Co occupied the second position with 30 transactions worth US$6.7bn.

Goldman Sachs also stood at the first position in GlobalData’s recently released global league table of top 20 M&A financial advisers.

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