Leading financial advisors to global merger and acquisition deals in 2014, by deal value (in billion U.S. dollars)

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.

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 Value of M&A deals in billion U.S. dollars
Goldman Sachs -
JPMorgan -
Morgan Stanley -
Bank of America
Merrill Lynch
Citi -
Barclays -
Lazard -
Deutsche Bank -
Credit Suisse -
UBS Investment Bank -
Centerview Partners -
Rothschild -
BNP Paribas -
Jefferies -
RBC Capital Markets -
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