Goldman Sachs top M&A financial adviser in Asia-Pacific for 2021, finds GlobalData

Goldman Sachs was the top mergers and acquisitions (M&A) financial adviser in Asia-Pacific for 2021 by both value as well as volume having advised on 50 deals worth $148.4bn. A total of 7,807 M&A deals were announced in the region during 2021, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.

According to GlobalData’s report, ‘Global and Asia-Pacific M&A Report Financial Adviser League Tables 2021’, deal value for the region decreased by 5.7% from $655.7bn during 2020 to $618bn during 2021.

Aurojyoti Bose, Lead Analyst at GlobalData, comments: “Goldman Sachs was the clear winner by value as well as volume as it was the only firm that managed to touch 50 deal volume mark while also surpassing $100bn in value. Although in terms of volume, some of its peers were close to number of deals advised by Goldman Sachs but when it comes to value, no other firm was even close.”

An analysis of GlobalData’s Financial Deals Database reveals that Macquarie occupied the second position in terms of value with 41 deals worth $73.5bn, followed by Citi with 33 deals worth $62bn, Morgan Stanley with 39 deals worth $60bn and Bank of America with 29 deals worth $54.7bn.

Avendus Capital occupied the second position in terms of volume with 47 deals worth $7.4bn followed by Macquarie and Morgan Stanley. Light Source Capital occupied the fifth position by volume with 37 deals worth $2bn.

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