Morgan Stanley tops GlobalData’s global M&A financial adviser league table in the construction sector for FY2018

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

Morgan Stanley beat its fellow counterparts JP Morgan, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Citi to lead the table with 24 deals worth $129.1bn, including the sector’s highest value deal–the $40.44bn investment by ACS, Hochtief and Atlantia in Abertis Infraestructuras.

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, JP Morgan occupied second position with 34 transactions worth $124.5bn, followed by Bank of America Merrill Lynch with 19 transactions worth $123.4bn.

Ravi Tokala, Financial Deals Analyst at GlobalData, said: “With a large number of big-ticket deals, five financial advisers crossed the $100bn mark in 2018. The sector witnessed ~50 deals with more than $1bn value, which resulted in over 25% jump in the year-on-year overall deal value in 2018.”


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Global construction deals market FY2018

The construction sector saw some high value deals during FY2018. The overall value increased by 25.97% from $281.3bn in 2017 to $354.4bn in 2018 while the volume increased by 10.65% from 2,638 in 2017 to 2,919 in 2018.
With 376 deals valued at $1.09trn, Goldman Sachs took the top spot in the global league table of top 20 M&A financial advisers released by GlobalData recently. Morgan Stanley stood third in the global rankings.

Sullivan & Cromwell leads the M&A legal advisers ranking

US-based Sullivan & Cromwell topped the list of the top 10 legal advisers by value with eight deals worth $96.6bn.The sixth ranked Allen & Overy emerged as the top adviser in terms of volumes with 25 deals during the year. In the global league table of top 20 M&A legal advisers, Sullivan & Cromwell occupied fourth position.


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