Leading financial advisors to global merger and acquisition deals in 2016, by deal value (in billion U.S. dollars)

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Value of M&A deals in billion U.S. dollars
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The statistic presents the leading financial advisors to global merger and acquisition deals in 2016, by value of the deals secured. Morgan Stanley managed M&A deals worth approximately 871 billion U.S. dollars in 2016 and was the leading company in that year.

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Apart from Morgan Stanley, other leading M&A advisors worldwide in 2016 were Goldman Sachs; Bank of America Merrill Lynch; and JPMorgan . All of these investment banks assisted in merger and acquisition transactions of a value more than 600 billion U.S. dollars in 2016.

The leading financial advisors to global M&A in 2016, in terms of number of deals signed, were PwC (369 deals), KPMG (345 deals), and Deloitte (319 deals). The industry sector which attracted the highest value of M&A transactions worldwide in 2016 was energy, mining & utilities. The value of deals signed in this sector amounted to 608.5 billion U.S. dollars in 2016. Two other most popular M&A industries were industrials & chemicals (520.1 billion U.S. dollars) and technology (410.2 billion U.S. dollars).

The largest M&A deal in the United States in 2016 was the acquisition of Time Warner Cable Inc by AT&T Inc in October 2016. This transaction was valued at 105 billion U.S. dollars.

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