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The statistic presents the leading financial advisors to global merger and acquisition deals in 2015, by value of the deals secured. Goldman Sachs managed M&A deals worth 1.66 tillion U.S. dollars in 2015 and was the leading company in that year.


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Apart from Goldman Sachs, other leading M&A advisors worldwide in 2015 were Morgan Stanley; JPMorgan; and Bank of America Merrill Lynch. All of these investment banks assisted in merger and acquisition transactions of a value more than 950 billion U.S. dollars in 2015.

The leading financial advisors to global M&A in 2015, in terms of number of deals signed, were PwC (389 deals), Goldman Sachs (349 deals), and Morgan Stanley (329 deals). The industry sector which attracted the highest value of M&A transactions worldwide in 2015 was Energy, Mining & Utilities. The value of deals signed in this sector amounted to 636.9 billion U.S. dollars in 2015. Two other most popular M&A industries were Pharma, Medical & Biotech (574.6 billion U.S. dollars) and Consumer industry (516.5 billion U.S. dollars).

The leading financial advisor to M&A in the United States in 2015 was Goldman Sachs bank, securing transactions worth 1.11 trillion 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 bePharma, Medical and Biotech, with 296.9 billion U.S. dollars in transactions. The largest M&A deal in the United States in 2015 was the acquisition of Time Warner Cable Inc by Charter Communications Inc in May 2015. This transaction was valued at 77.8 billion U.S. dollars.

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