GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, has revealed its global league tables for top 10 financial advisers in metals & mining sector by value and volume for 2021 in its report, ‘Global and Metals & Mining M&A Report Financial Adviser League Tables 2021’.

According to GlobalData’s mergers and acquisitions (M&A) report, a total of 1,502 M&A deals were announced in the sector during 2021, while deal value for the sector increased by 81.4% from $61.3bn in 2020 to $111.2bn in 2021.

Top advisers by value and volume

BMO Capital Markets emerged as the top M&A financial adviser in the metals & mining sector for 2021.

BMO Capital Market advised on 19 deals worth $20.5bn.

GlobalData lead analyst Aurojyoti Bose said: “There was no competition for BMO Capital Markets in securing the top spot, both in terms of deal value and volume. MO Capital Markets was the only advisor to surpass the $20 billion mark, while the number of deals advised by firm was a little shy of touching the 20 mark.”

Trinity Watthana Public Company took the second position in terms of value, with eight deals worth $12.7bn. It was followed by CIBC Capital Markets , with six deals worth $12.7bn; TD Securities , with four deals worth $11.8bn; and Bank of America, with two deals worth $11.4bn.

Canaccord Genuity Group occupied the second position in terms of volume, with 10 deals worth $4bn. It was followed by Trinity Watthana Public. RBC Capital Markets got the fourth place by volume, with eight deals worth $6.8bn; followed by Haywood Securities with eight deals worth $314m.

GlobalData’s 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 adviser submission forms on GlobalData’s website.