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GlobalData releases 2018 financial adviser rankings for metals and mining industry

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Global Mining Review,

Morgan Stanley has topped the latest M&A league table of the top 10 financial advisers for the metals and mining industry based on deal value in FY2018, compiled by GlobalData.

The US-based financial services group led the table with 16 deals worth US$20.8 billion, including the industry’s highest value deal – Barrick Gold’s merger with Randgold Resources for US$6 billion.

According to GlobalData, which tracks all merger and acquisition, private equity/venture capital and asset transaction activity around the world to compile the league table, Goldman Sachs stood at the second position with 11 transactions worth US$16.7 billion, followed by Credit Suisse with eight deals valued at US$14.3 billion.

Tokala Ravi, Financial Deals Analyst at GlobalData, said: “In the financial adviser category, Morgan Stanley was a clear leader, both in terms of value and volume. However, among the legal advisers, there was tough competition between Borden Ladner Gervais and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer for the top spot, with the former taking lead by a mere ~US$0.3 billion.”

Global metals and mining deals market FY2018

The metals and mining industry saw high-value deals during 2018, when compared to the previous year. The overall value surged significantly by 43.85% from US$60.8 billion in 2017 to US$87.5 billion in 2018. On the contrary, volumes decreased by 2.76% from 1341 in 2017 to 1304 in 2018.

With 285 deals valued at US$1.02 trillion, Morgan Stanley stood third in the global league table of top 20 M&A financial advisers released by GlobalData recently. The metals and mining league table’s second-ranked Goldman Sachs stood first in the global rankings.

Borden Ladner Gervais tops the M&A legal advisers table

Canada-based Borden Ladner Gervais, conspicuous by its absence from the global league table of top 20 legal advisers, led the list of the top 10 legal advisers for the metals and mining industry by value with five deals worth US$9.7 billion. The sixth ranked Linklaters emerged as the top adviser in terms of volumes with 14 deals valued at US$7.2 billion.

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