Bank of America Merrill Lynch leads Top 10 global M&A financial advisers league table in South and Central America

Bank of America Merrill Lynch has dominated as the latest mergers and acquisitions league table of the top 10 financial advisers in South and Central America based on deal value in 2019, according to GlobalData, a leading data, analytics and world’s largest companies, including over 70% of FTSE 100 and 60% of Fortune 100 companies.

GlobalData, which tracks all M&A, using data and information sourced from proprietary databases, primary and secondary research, and in-house analysis conducted by GlobalData’s team of industry experts, private equity/venture capital and asset transaction activity around the world to compile the league tables, Banco Santander ranked second with four deals worth US$24.6bn.

“Despite the global downward trend in deals activity in 2019, South and Central America recorded a reverse trend in both total deals value and volume terms. The total deals by value and volume increased by 21.86% and 36.91% respectively, in 2019 over last year.”

Ravi Tokala, Financial Deals Analyst at GlobalData
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Deals market in 2019: South and Central America

The deal volume in South and Central America saw an increase of 36.91% from 1,081 in 2018 to 1,480 in 2019. Deal value increased by 21.86% from US$102.1bn in 2018 to US$124.5bn in 2019.

Bank of America Merrill Lynch, which topped the league table of M&A financial advisers in Asia-Pacific, claimed sixth position in GlobalData’s recently released of top 20 M&A financial advisers.

Methodology for League Tables

GlobalData league tables are based on the real-time tracking of thousands of company websites, advisory firm websites and other reliable sources available on the secondary domain. A dedicated team of analysts monitors all these sources to gather in-depth details for each deal, including adviser names.

To ensure further robustness to the data, the company also seeks submissions from leading advisers, through an adviser submission forms on GlobalData, which allows both legal and financial advisers to submit their deal details.

GlobalData’s mission is to help our clients decode the future to be more successful and innovative across a range of industries, including the healthcare, consumer, retail, financial, technology and professional services sectors.

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