UBS leads GlobalData’s top 10 global M&A financial advisers league table across Asia-Pacific in 2019

UBS has dominated the latest mergers and acquisitions (M&A) league table of the top 10 financial advisers in Asia-Pacific based on deal value in 2019, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.

The Swiss investment bank advised on 42 deals worth US$83.2bn.

According to GlobalData, which tracks all M&A, private equity/venture capital and asset transaction activity around the world to compile the league tables, Morgan Stanley ranked second with 51 deals worth US$58.5bn.

Ravi Tokala, Financial Deals Analyst at GlobalData, comments: “Deal activity (volume) targeting Asia-Pacific region for 2019 increased by 24.25% with the number of deals targeting Chinese companies or assets representing 39.8% of the overall deal volume. However, total deals value in the Asia-Pacific region decreased over 10% in 2019 over 2018.”

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Asia-Pacific deals market in 2019

The deal volume in Asia-Pacific saw an increase by 24.25% from 10,266 in 2018 to 12,756 in 2019. However, deal value declined by 10.53% from US$802.5bn in 2018 to US$718.0bn in 2019.

UBS, which topped the league table of M&A financial advisers in Asia-Pacific, claimed seventeenth position in GlobalData’s recently released global league table of top 20 M&A financial advisers.

Slaughter and May leads top 10 M&A legal advisers list

Law firm Slaughter and May emerged as the lead player in the list of top 10 legal advisers, in terms of deal value. It advised on 11 deals worth a combined US$46.1bn. Cravath, Swaine & Moore occupied second position in terms of value, advising on one deal worth US$39.0bn. In the global league table of top 20 M&A legal advisers, Slaughter and May secured tenth position.

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