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Deloitte recognized by Mergermarket as the #1 Global and European M&A Financial Advisor in 2020

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NEW YORK, NY, USA, 19 January 2021—Deloitte Corporate Finance practices (Deloitte) have been recognized as the #1 Global M&A Financial Advisor by deal volume, according to Mergermarket, an Acuris company, in its 2020 Global and Regional M&A Report. Deloitte also achieved the #1 ranking in terms of global cross-border deal activity and also, European deal activity. In 2020, Deloitte served as financial advisor to 487 M&A transactions, with an aggregate value of $110.1 billion.

“Even as 2020 recedes into the distance, its impacts continue to shape the market. Corporates and sponsors alike have spent their way through the crisis in the second half of 2020, with unprecedented levels of deal making in the final few months of the year,” says Mark Druskoff, Business Editor and Data-Driven Content Coordinator at Mergermarket.

“The COVID-19 pandemic introduced incredible disruption to organizations globally, regardless of size, geography or industry,” says Phil Colaco, Deloitte Global Corporate Finance leader and CEO of Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC. “As leading middle-market companies adjusted their strategies, many pursued transactions to adapt and recover. We’re proud of our work to support Deloitte clients across the M&A lifecycle, helping drive Deloitte client’s ability to thrive in the ‘new normal’ and into a post-pandemic future.”

This is not Deloitte’s first time topping Mergermarket’s annual Global and Regional M&A Reports, as it placed first and second for global M&A deal activity by deal volume in 2018 and 2019, respectively.

Deloitte Corporate Finance teams have also been recognized as leading financial advisors for M&A in Austria, Benelux, Central & Eastern Europe, Portugal, Canada and South East Asia. Deloitte Corporate Finance delivers an integrated global network of deal makers and industry specialists, encompassing more than 240 Deloitte firm Partners and 1,600 professionals located across 120 offices throughout the organization.

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Global Communications
Deloitte Global
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