GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, has revealed its global league tables for top 10 financial advisers in oil and gas sector by value and volume for H1 2021 in its report, ‘Global and Oil  & Gas M&A Report Financial Adviser League Tables H1 2021’.

According to GlobalData’s M&A report, a total of 802 M&A deals were announced in the sector during H1 2021, while deal value for the sector increased by 129.9% from $67bn in H1 2020 to $154bn in H1 2021.

Top advisers by value and volume

JP Morgan was as the top financial adviser for mergers and acquisitions (M&A) by both value and volume in the oil & gas sector for H1 2021. It advised on 18 deals worth $66.7bn.

GlobalData lead analyst Aurojyoti Bose said: “JP Morgan witnessed significant improvement in both deal volume as well as value in H1 2021 compared to H1 2020. However, the growth was more pronounced in terms of value.

“The firm managed to advise on 10 billion-dollar deals (valued more than or equal to $1bn), which also included three megadeals valued more than $10bn. In fact, JP Morgan was the only firm to advise on three megadeals.”

RBC Capital Markets and Citi occupied second and third positions, respectively, both in terms of value and volume.

RBC Capital Markets advised on 17 deals worth $28.9bn, while Citi advised on 17 deals worth $27.3bn. TD Securities took the fourth rank by value with six deals worth $25.9bn. It was followed by Barclays with five deals worth $16.3bn.

Jefferies got the fourth position in terms of volume with 13 deals worth $6.1bn. It was followed by Perella Weinberg Partners with eight deals worth $10.3bn.


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 from leading advisers, through adviser submission forms on GlobalData’s website.