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 H1 2021 in its report, ‘Global and Metals & Mining M&A Report Financial Adviser League Tables H1 2021’.

According to GlobalData’s M&A report, a total of 755 M&A deals were announced in the sector during H1 2021, while deal value for the sector increased by 18.2% from $22bn in H1 2020 to $26bn in H1 2021.

Top advisers by value and volume

BMO Capital Markets was the top financial adviser for mergers and acquisitions (M&A) by both value and volume in the metals & mining sector for H1 2021. It advised on 10 deals worth $2.3bn.

GlobalData lead analyst Aurojyoti Bose said: “BMO Capital Markets was the clear winner as the distinction compared to its peers was significant both in terms of volume as well as value. The firm was the only financial advisor that managed to showcase double-digit deal volume. Interestingly, it was also the only firm with deal value crossing $2bn.”

Standard Chartered Bank got the second position with regard to value with two deals worth $1.9bn. It was followed by Goldman Sachs with four deals worth $1.8bn, Perella Weinberg Partners with one deal worth $1.7bn and Canaccord Genuity Group with six deals worth $1.7bn.

Canaccord Genuity Group and Goldman Sachs took the second and third positions by volume, respectively. It was followed by Haywood Securities with four deals worth $119m and TD Securities with three deals worth $1.2bn.

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.