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August 9, 2022

Top 10 M&A financial and legal advisers in construction sector for H1 2022 revealed

A total of 2,171 M&A deals, worth $91.4bn, were announced in the sector during the period.

GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, has revealed its league tables for top 10 financial and legal advisers by value and volume in construction sector for H1 2022.

A total of 2,171 merger and acquisition (M&A) deals worth $91.4bn were announced in the sector during the period.

Top financial advisers by value and volume

According to GlobalData’s ‘Global and Construction M&A Report Financial Adviser League Tables H1 2022’, JP Morgan and Rothschild & Co emerged as the top M&A financial advisers in the sector for H1 2022 by value and volume, respectively.

JP Morgan advised on $121.9bn worth of deals, while Rothschild & Co advised on 18 deals.

GlobalData lead analyst Aurojyoti Bose said: “JP Morgan managed to advise on 12 billion-dollar deals (≥ $1bn) that also included four mega deals valued more than $10bn. Against this backdrop, it emerged as the only adviser to surpass the $100bn mark in total deal value during H1 2022.

“Moreover, it also gave strong competition in terms of volume and fell short of just two deals from occupying the top position by volume. In contrast, Rothschild & Co, despite leading by volume, was unable to secure a ranking among the top 10 by value due to its involvement in low-value transactions.”

In terms of value, Goldman Sachs took the second spot with $83.4bn worth of deals, followed by Bank of America with $72.4bn, Citi with $62.3bn and UBS with $51bn.

Meanwhile, Goldman Sachs secured the third position in the volume table with 12 deals, followed by Clearwater International with 12 deals and Bank of America with 11 deals.

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and Kirkland & Ellis have emerged as the top M&A legal advisers in the construction sector during the first half of this by value and volume, respectively.

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett advised on $74bn worth of deals, while Kirkland & Ellis advised on 19 deals, according to GlobalData’s ‘Global and Construction M&A Report Legal Adviser League Tables H1 2022’.

Bose said, “Simpson Thacher & Bartlett was the only adviser with a total deal value worth more than $50bn in H1 2022 as it advised on six billion-dollar deals (≥ $1 billion), which also included two mega deals valued more than $10bn. Moreover, it occupied the fifth position by volume. Meanwhile, Kirkland & Ellis, apart from leading by volume, also occupied the ninth position by value.”

In the value table, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson took the second spot by advising on $45.8bn worth of deals, followed by Alston & Bird with $43.9bn.

Darrois Villey Maillot Brochier Avocats, Gatti Pavesi Bianchi Ludovici and Legance – Avvocati Associati jointly secured the fourth place with $39.5bn worth of deals.

Baker McKenzie got the second place in the volume table with 13 deals, followed by CMS with 12 deals, and Clifford Chance with nine deals.

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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