JP Morgan ($21.2 Billion across 4 deals) topped the Venture Intelligence League Tables for Transaction Advisor to M&A deals in the 9 month period ending September 2018. Barclays ($21.1 Billion across 4 deals) came second followed by Goldman Sachs ($16 Billion). All three of the top advisors were involved in the mega $16 Billion Walmart-Flipkart deal.
The Venture Intelligence League Tables, the first such initiative exclusively tracking transactions involving India-based companies, are based on value of PE and M&A transactions advised by Transaction and Legal Advisory firms.
Morgan Stanley and DSP Merrill Lynch ($14.6 Billion) shared the fourth spot. Arpwood Capital completed the top 5 with $8.1 Billion.
By Deal Volume
Ernst & Young topped the tables by deal volume advising 17 deals worth $1.7 Billion. KPMG came in at second place with 10 deals. Avendus came third with 9 deals.
Other Advisory Services
Inclusive of its roles in due diligence and related advisory activities, Ernst & Young topped by deal volume advising $41.8 Billion (across 57 deals). JP Morgan took the second spot advising $35.8 Billion (5 deals), followed by Barclays ($21.1 Billion).
EY also topped by deal volume, followed by KPMG at second place with 23 deals (worth $11 Billion). Deloitte came in at third with 14 deals (worth $3.2 Billion).
Barclays, Credit Suisse, Evercore, JP Morgan and UBS acted as financial advisors to UPL Corp's $4.2 Billion acquisition of Arysta Lifescience.
Kotak advised the $1.1 Billion Excel Crop Care and Sumitomo Chemicals merger.
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