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Global & Regional M&A Financial Advisory Rankings: 1H23

Goldman Sachs led again on the Mergermarket global financial advisor rankings for the first half of 2023 with a total deal value of $338.0bn via 146 deals. GS ended the same period last year with $808.2bn of deal value, highlighting the slower pace of M&A globally this year. JPMorgan came second with $318.4bn via 150 deals, moving up from third place in the first half of the previous year. Notably, Citi is back in the top 10, finishing 1H23 in 6th place having advised on $134.6bn worth of M&A deals. It was in 12th place in 1Q23.

PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) finished first in terms of deal count this first half year with 236 deals, with Deloitte finishing second with 217 deals continuing their dominance.

Our full rankings are available on the right.

All data is based on transactions over 5% or USD 50m and is based on Mergermarket’s M&A deals database.

Our rankings are based on the geography of the target, bidder or seller, and exclude lapsed and withdrawn bids. 

Rankings correct as of 09:30 (GMT) 03 Jul 2023.Cut-off date - 30 June 2023.