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

According to GlobalData’s M&A report, a total of 935 mergers and acquisitions (M&A) deals were announced in the sector during Q1 2021, while deal value for the sector increased by 3.2% from $93bn in Q1 2020 to $96bn in Q1 2021.

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Top Advisers by Value and Volume

Goldman Sachs emerged as the top financial adviser for M&A by both value and volume in the construction sector for Q1 2021, having advised on eight deals worth $13.7bn.

GlobalData lead analyst Ravi Tokala said: “Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan had a clear lead over the other advisers, both crossing the $10bn deal value mark. This was mainly attributed to their involvement in multiple billion-dollar deals (deals worth greater than or equal to $1bn). Goldman Sachs advised on four billion-dollar deals, while JP Morgan advised on five such deals.

“Generational Capital, which occupied third rank in volume terms, did not even feature among the top ten advisers by value due to its involvement in low-value transactions.”

JP Morgan took the second spot by both value and volume with eight deals worth $13.1bn.

Citi occupied the third rank by value with three deals worth $7.7bn, followed by Morgan Stanley with two deals worth $7.4bn and Lazard with four deals worth $6.2bn.

Generational Capital secured the third rank by volume with six deals, followed by Moelis & Co with five deals worth $803m and Raymond James Financial with five deals worth $245m.

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.