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Deloitte recognised by Mergermarket as the #1 Global M&A Financial Advisor 

17 August, 2020 - Deloitte has been recognised 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. First place rankings were also achieved for M&A Financial Advisor 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 in the Middle East has doubled down on efforts to integrate end-to-end M&A offerings including post-merger integration and transformation services,” says Wayne Thomas, Managing Partner, Financial Advisory, Deloitte Middle East. “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, rationalising portfolios and disposing 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 Private Equity (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 delivers an integrated global network of deal makers, industry specialists and subject matter experts, encompassing over 200 Deloitte firm partners and 1,375 professionals located in 120 offices throughout the organization.

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Deloitte Middle East
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