UBS has led the financial adviser ranking for mergers and acquisitions (M&A) by value and volume, in the South & Central American region for the first quarter (Q1) of 2024, as per GlobalData’s latest financial advisers league table.  

The deals database of GlobalData, a data and analytics company, indicates that UBS topped the rankings by advising on five deals worth $1.3bn.

GlobalData lead analyst Aurojyoti Bose said: “UBS was the top adviser in terms of deal volume in Q1 2023 as well. Meanwhile, the value of deals advised by UBS improved and subsequently it went ahead from occupying the third position in terms of value in Q1 2023 to top the chart in Q1 2024. It was the only adviser to hit $1bn in total deal value in Q1 2024.”

Meanwhile, Rothschild & Co was ranked second position in terms of value, by advising on $400m worth of deals.

It was followed by Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley, which jointly occupied the third position with each of them advising on $160m worth of deals.

Rothschild & Co also occupied the second position in terms of volume with one deal, whereas Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley jointly occupied the third position by volume with one deal each.

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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 of deals from leading advisers.