RBC Capital Markets tops GlobalData’s top 10 global M&A financial adviser league table in power sector for Q1 2019

RBC Capital Markets has topped the latest mergers and acquisitions (M&A) league table of the top 10 financial advisers for the power sector based on deal value in the first quarter (Q1) 2019, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.

The investment bank advised on six deals worth US$3.3bn, including the big ticket deal of Enmax’s acquisition of Emera Maine from Emera for US$1.3bn.

According to GlobalData, which tracks all M&A, private equity/venture capital and asset transaction activity around the world to compile the league table, Rothschild & Co stood at second position in the table with six deals worth US$2.2bn while Citi finished at third with three deals, but worth the same amount.

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Global power deals market in Q1 2019

The total deal value in the power sector plunged by 50.2% from US$156.0bn in Q1 2018 to US$77.7bn in Q1 2019. The sector saw 636 deals in Q1 2019, an increase of 8.5% from 586 deals in Q1 2018.

RBC Capital Markets, which topped the power league table of M&A financial advisers, finished at 16th position in the recently released global league table of top 20 M&A financial advisers by GlobalData. JP Morgan topped the global rankings chart, followed by Goldman Sachs.

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom tops list of top 10 M&A legal advisers

US-based law firm Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom led the top 10 legal advisers list in terms of deal value. The firm provided legal services to three deals worth US$3.2bn. Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uria secured the second position with five deals worth a total of US$2.2bn. Interestingly, with just one big-ticket deal of Enmax’s acquisition of Emera Maine from Emera for US$1.3bn, legal firms Bernstein, Shur, Sawyer & Nelson; Blake, Cassels & Graydon; and Bracewell secured eighth position. In the global league table of top 20 M&A legal advisers, Kirkland & Ellis secured number one position. Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom secured sixth position in the global table.

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