GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, has revealed its global league tables for top 10 legal advisers in construction sector by value and volume for H1 2021 in its report, ‘Global and Construction M&A Report Financial Adviser League Tables H1 2021’.
According to GlobalData’s M&A report, a total of 1,957 M&A deals were announced in the sector during H1 2021, while deal value for the sector increased by 140% from $126bn in H1 2020 to $303bn in H1 2021.
Top advisers by value and volume
JP Morgan emerged as the top financial adviser for mergers and acquisitions (M&A) by both value and volume in the construction sector for H1 2021, having advised on 21 deals worth $92.7bn.
GlobalData lead analyst Ravi Tokala said: “JP Morgan and Rothschild & Co were the only two firms that managed to advise on more than 20 deals. Despite having advised on 21 deals, Rothschild & Co lagged behind JP Morgan in terms of deal volume due to its involvement in relatively low-value deals. Surprisingly, it also did not feature among the top five advisors by value.
“Meanwhile, JP Morgan was the only adviser to surpass $90bn. JP Morgan managed to advise on thirteen billion-dollar deals (valued more than or equal to $1bn) that also included two deals valued more than $36bn and $16bn each, which helped it take the top position. Further, Rothschild & Co advised on six deals valued more than $1bn.”
Goldman Sachs occupied the second position in terms of value with 18 deals worth $76.5bn, followed by Deutsche Bank with five deals worth $40.5bn, UBS with four deals worth $37.8bn and Bank of America with seven deals worth $24.7bn.
Rothschild & Co occupied the second position in terms of volume with 21 deals worth $19.8bn, followed by Goldman Sachs with 18 deals worth $76.5bn, KPMG with 14 deals worth $3.3bn and Lazard with 13 deals worth $24.1bn.
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.