Top global M&A advisory firms revealed

Firms that have advised on both the highest volume and value of deals in 2015 Q1 compiled in a report by Experian.

The top legal and financial advisors for M&A deals in the first quarter of 2015 have been revealed in a report by Experian.

The Advisor League Tables Q1 2015 break down the top M&A advisers both by the volume of deals they have been involved in and the total deal value their advisory services have helped to facilitate.

The tables are also broken down by region – largely into Europe, Asia-Pacific and North America. Within the European advisers the main national markets, including the UK, are broken down further.

Europe – Legal

Jones Day comes out on top in terms of deals advised on (48) in the first quarter of 2015. It is followed by DLA Piper (39) and CMS (33).

The advisory firm that has facilitated the highest deal value is Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom with £31,255 million.

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In the UK Pinsent Masons has advised on the highest volume of deals with 22. Herbert Smith Freehills advised on deals worth a total of £12,621 million – seeing off Slaughter and May with £10,834.

Europe – Financial

US financial services giant Bank of America Merrill Lynch supported £54,893 of M&A activity. The second most active financial adviser for total value was Morgan Stanley on £40,364.

EY advised on the highest volume of deals (52), followed by Rothschild (45) and PWC (38). Of the other top four accountancy firms, KPMG were in eight (29 deals) and Deloitte came in 13th (20).

See the full list of tables from Europe and across the world here.

Praseeda Nair

Praseeda Nair

Praseeda was Editor for from 2016 to 2018.

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