Morgan Stanley leads GlobalData’s global M&A financial adviser league table in the metals & mining industry for FY2018

Morgan Stanley has topped the latest M&A league table of the top 10 financial advisers for the metals & mining industry based on deal value in FY2018, compiled by GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.

The US-based financial services group led the table with 16 deals worth $20.8bn, including the industry’s highest value deal – Barrick Gold’s merger with Randgold Resources for $6bn.

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, Goldman Sachs stood at the second position with 11 transactions worth $16.7bn, followed by Credit Suisse with eight deals valued at $14.3bn.

Tokala Ravi, Financial Deals Analyst at GlobalData, said: “In the financial adviser category, Morgan Stanley was a clear leader, both in terms of value and volume. However, among the legal advisers, there was tough competition between Borden Ladner Gervais and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer for the top spot, with the former taking lead by a mere ~$0.3bn.”

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Global metals & mining deals market FY2018

The metals & mining industry saw high-value deals during 2018, when compared to the previous year. The overall value surged significantly by 43.85% from $60.8bn in 2017 to $87.5bn in 2018. On the contrary, volumes decreased by 2.76% from 1,341 in 2017 to 1,304 in 2018.

With 285 deals valued at $1.02 trillion, Morgan Stanley stood third in the global league table of top 20 M&A financial advisers released by GlobalData recently. The metals & mining league table’s second-ranked Goldman Sachs stood first in the global rankings.

Borden Ladner Gervais tops the M&A legal advisers table

Canada-based Borden Ladner Gervais, conspicuous by its absence from the global league table of top 20 legal advisers, led the list of the top 10 legal advisers for the metals & mining industry by value with five deals worth $9.7bn. The sixth ranked Linklaters emerged as the top adviser in terms of volumes with 14 deals valued at $7.2bn.

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