GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, has revealed its global league tables for top 10 financial advisers in construction sector by value and volume for Q1-Q3 2021 in its report, ‘Global and Construction M&A Report Financial Adviser League Tables Q1-Q3 2021’.

According to GlobalData’s M&A report, a total of 3,001 merger and acquisition (M&A) deals were announced in the sector during Q1-Q3 2021, while deal value for the sector increased by 135.6% from $180bn during Q1-Q3 2020 to $424bn during Q1-Q3 2021.

Top advisers by value and volume

JP Morgan and Rothschild & Co emerged as the top M&A financial advisers in the sector for Q1-Q3 2021 by value and volume, respectively.

JP Morgan advised on 27 deals worth $114.2bn, while Rothschild & Co advised on 34 deals worth $22.7bn.

GlobalData lead analyst Aurojyoti Bose said: “Rothschild & Co was the only firm that managed to advise on more than 30 deals during Q1-Q3 2021. However, it lagged behind in terms of value due to its involvement in low-value transactions and did not even feature among the top ten by value.

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“In contrast, JP Morgan, apart from leading by value, also managed to occupy the second position by volume. It was also the only firm to cross the $100bn mark, thereby outpacing its peers by a great margin in terms of value. JP Morgan advised on 15 billion-dollar deals (valued more than or equal to $1bn), of which three were mega deals valued more than $10bn. Meanwhile, Rothschild & Co advised on seven billion-dollar deals.”

Morgan Stanley took the second spot in terms of value with 17 deals worth $89.7bn. It was followed by Goldman Sachs with 21 deals worth $85.9bn, Bank of America with 12 deals worth $66.2bn and Citi with 16 deals worth $52.7bn.

JP Morgan got the second position in the volume chart. It was followed by Goldman Sachs. KPMG took the fourth position by volume with 19 deals worth $3.5bn, followed by PwC with 19 deals worth $2bn.


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.