The statistic presents the leading financial advisors to global merger and acquisition deals in 2014, by value of the deals secured. Goldman Sachs managed M&A deals worth 939.9 billion U.S. dollars in 2014 and was the leader of the ranking in that year.
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Apart from Goldman Sachs, other leading M&A advisors worldwide in 2014 were JPMorgan, Morgan Stanley, Bank of America and City. All of these investment banks assisted in merger and acquisition transactions of a value between 600 and 700 billion U.S. dollars in 2014.
The leading financial advisors to global M&A in 2014, in terms of number of deals signed, were Goldman Sachs (378 deals), PwC (365), KPMG (324) and Morgan Stanley (285). The industry sector which attracted the highest value of M&A transactions worldwide in 2014 was Technology Media & Telecommunications (TMT). The value of deals signed in this sector amounted to 168.2 billion U.S. dollars in 2014. Two other most popular M&A industries were Pharma, Medical & Biotech (114.9 billion U.S. dollars) and Energy, Mining & Utilities (104.6 billion U.S. dollars).
The leading financial advisor to M&A in the United States in 2014 was Goldman Sachs bank, securing transactions worth 704.4 billion U.S. dollars in that year. The business sector where the value of signed M&A deals was highest in the United States proved to be Energy, Mining and Utilities, with 318.1 billion U.S. dollars in transactions. The largest M&A deal in the United States in 2014 was the acquisition of Time Warner Cable Inc by Comcast Corporation in February 2014. This transaction was valued at 68.5 billion U.S. dollars.