GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, has revealed its league tables for top 10 financial advisers by value and volume in Middle East & Africa for 2021 in its report, ‘Global and Middle East & Africa M&A Report Financial Adviser League Tables 2021’.

According to GlobalData’s M&A report, a total of 1,108 merger and acquisition (M&A) deals were announced in the region during 2021. The deal value for the region increased by 31% from $81.6 billion in 2020 to $106.9 billion in 2021.

Top Advisers by Value and Volume

JP Morgan and Rothschild & Co emerged to be the top M&A financial advisers in the Middle East & Africa for 2021 by value and volume, respectively.

JP Morgan advised on 13 deals worth $49.1bn, while Rothschild & Co advised on 24 deals worth $7.1 billion.

GlobalData lead analyst Aurojyoti Bose said: “JP Morgan and Rothschild & Co were clear winners as both companies outpaced their peers by a great margin. JP Morgan was the only firm to advise on deals worth just shy of $50 billion while Rothschild & Co was the only firm to advise on more than 20 deals during 2021.

“Interestingly, Rothschild & Co also managed to secure the fifth position by value, while JP Morgan occupied the second position by volume.”

Goldman Sachs took the second spot in value table, with five deals worth $21.4bn, followed by Moelis & Company, with five deals worth $14.6bn, and HSBC, with nine deals worth $11.3bn. Rothschild & Co got the fifth place by value.

JP Morgan secured the second position in volume chart, followed by Deloitte, with 10 deals worth $152m. HSBC emerged in the fourth position by volume, followed by Citi, with nine deals worth $7bn.

GlobalData’s league tables are based on the real-time tracking of thousands of company websites, advisory firm websites and other reliable sources available on the secondary domain. A dedicated team of analysts monitors all these sources to gather in-depth details for each deal, including adviser names.

To ensure further robustness to the data, the company also seeks submissions from leading  advisers, through adviser submission forms on GlobalData’s website.


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