The Financial and Legal Adviser League Tables in the power sector, which ranks advisers by the value and volume of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) deals they advised in the first half of 2022, were released by GlobalData on August 12, with a total of 671 M&A deals worth $163.9 billion announced in the sector during the period.
Furthermore, the data shows that Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS) and Rothschild & Co (EPA: ROTH) stood atop with the highest value and volume of M&As compared to their peers. Goldman led the cohort by value, achieving a total of $13.3 billion worth of deals, while Rothschild led by volume, advising 15 deals in total.
Aurojyoti Bose, a Lead Analyst at GlobalData, broke down the two leading positions, further explaining how the top two were chosen.
“Rothschild & Co led by volume but lagged in terms of value and settled for the eighth position by this metric. Meanwhile, Goldman Sachs advised on fewer but big-ticket deals, which helped it to secure the top position by value. Four of the six deals advised by Goldman Sachs were billion-dollar deals (≥ $1 billion) while Rothschild & Co advised on two such deals.”
Alongside the dominant positions of Goldman and Rothschild, it is worth mentioning that JPMorgan (NYSE: JPM) took the second spot in terms of value, advising on $10.6 billion worth of deals, followed by Nomura, Evercore (NYSE: EVR), and Bank of America (NYSE: BAC), advising $7.6 billion, $7.3 billion and $6.9 billion, respectively.
In terms of volume, other notable mentions are Lazard (NYSE: LAZ), taking the second spot with 11 deals, followed by Ernst & Young, JPMorgan, and KPMG, advising 11, 10, and 7 deals, respectively.
To ensure the quality of the data, GlobalData tables are based on real-time tracking of thousands of company websites and advisory firm websites along with other reliable data, with a team of analysts monitoring and gathering in-depth details for all deals.
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