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Deloitte recognized by Mergermarket as the #1 Global M&A Financial Advisor for 1H 2020

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NEW YORK, NY, USA, 28 July 2020—Deloitte has been recognized as the #1 Global M&A Financial Advisor by deal volume according to Mergermarket, an Acuris company, in its Global & Regional M&A Report 1H 2020. #1 rankings were also achieved for M&A Financial Advisor activity across both Europe and Asia Pacific. Deloitte is recorded as being Financial Advisor to 187 M&A transactions announced in the first six months of 2020, with an aggregate value of $25.4 billion.

“Deloitte's Corporate Finance practices globally are pleased to be named the most active M&A advisor. This accolade reflects Deloitte’s continued success in delivering international reach, sector experience, and client focus. Amidst the market headwinds during the first half of 2020, Deloitte has doubled down on efforts to integrate end-to-end M&A offerings and increase use of proprietary technology platforms to deliver first-class service,” says Phil Colaço, Deloitte Global Corporate Finance leader and CEO of Deloitte Corporate Finance, LLC. “We expect end-to-end offerings to become increasingly important as Deloitte clients navigate a new normal, shifting their focus to accelerating business model transformation, divestitures of non-core assets, and reassessing supply chain dynamics.”

“Going into 2Q20, we expected private equity to remain active even during the uncertainty. And sponsors didn’t disappoint. Despite experiencing a more severe drop compared to the Global Financial Crisis, private equity still managed to achieve its highest market share of total global M&A (19%) by volume since 2005 because the broader market experienced steeper declines. And PE had an even higher share of mid-market transactions,” adds Mark Druskoff, Data-Driven Content Coordinator at Mergermarket.

Additionally, Corporate Finance teams across Deloitte have been further recognized as the leading financial advisor to M&A in Australia, Austria, Benelux, Central & Eastern Europe, Ireland, South East Asia, and the UK.  Deloitte’s Corporate Finance presence delivers an integrated global network of deal makers, industry specialists and subject matter expertise, encompassing more than 205 Deloitte firm partners and 1,375 professionals located in 120 offices throughout the organization.

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Vicktery Zimmerman
Global Communications
Deloitte Global
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