JP Morgan has topped the rankings in the latest mergers and acquisitions (M&A) league table of the top 10 financial advisers for the financial services industry for Q3 2018, according to data analytics company GlobalData.

According to GlobalData, which uses its tracking of all merger and acquisition, private equity/venture capital and asset transaction activity around the world to compile the league table, Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley came in second and third with $19.7bn and $13.9bn, respectively.

JP Morgan secured the top spot based on its total advised deal value of $28.6bn, from 15 deals during the quarter – the second highest in terms of volumes.

Global financial services deals market Q3 2018

The financial services industry saw an impressive overall rise of nearly 84% in value – from $51.22bn to $94.19bn – during Q3 2018 when compared to the same quarter in 2017. Volumes too complemented the growth with over 25% from 633 to 795 during the quarters under review.

Citi, which stood seventh in the financial services league table, beat all its competitors in the global league table of top 20 M&A financial advisers released by GlobalData recently. The financial services industry’s top banker JP Morgan turned out fifth in the global list.

Sabuhi Gard is an investment writer for Incisive Works

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