JP Morgan dominates GlobalData’s global M&A financial adviser league table in the financial services sector for FY2018

JP Morgan has topped the latest M&A league table of the top 10 financial advisers in the financial services sector for FY2018, compiled by GlobalData, a leading data analytics company.

The top spot was secured based on the total advised deal value of $115.4bn. However, in terms of deal volume, it came second behind Sandler O’Neill & Partners with 48 deals.

According to GlobalData, which tracks all merger and acquisition, private equity/venture capital and asset transaction activity around the world to compile the league table, Morgan Stanley and Citi came in second and third, advising on deals worth a total of $97.1bn and $71.5bn, respectively.

Ravi Tokala, Financial Deals Analyst at GlobalData, said: “JP Morgan emerged as the only bank to cross the $100bn mark with respect to deal value in the financial services sector. Sandler O’Neill & Partners, which specializes in the financial services sector, and Allen Overy, were the only financial and legal advisers, respectively, which advised on more than 50 deals in the sector in 2018.”

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Global financial services deals market FY2018

The financial services sector saw an impressive overall rise of more than 41.37% in value from $262.8bn in 2017 to $371.5bn in 2018. Volumes too complemented with a growth of 21.26% from 2,667 in 2017 to 3,234 in 2018.
JP Morgan, which topped the financial services league table of M&A financial advisers, was ranked second in the global league table of top 20 M&A financial advisers released by GlobalData recently.

Goldman Sachs, which stood fourth in the financial services league table, beat all competitors in the global league table.

Clifford Chance tops the M&A legal advisers ranking list

London-based Clifford Chance led the top 10 legal advisers table for FY2018 with a value of $72.4bn through 31 deals—28 less than Allen & Overy, the table’s highest deal-maker in terms of volume. Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz stood a close second with $72bn through 26 deals. In the global league table of top 20 legal advisers, Clifford Chance was ranked 19. The global league table was led by Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom.

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