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August 11, 2022

Top 10 M&A financial and legal advisers in oil and gas sector for H1 2022 revealed

A total of 887 M&A deals worth $132bn were announced in the sector during H1 2022.

GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, has revealed its league tables for top 10 financial and legal advisers by value and volume in oil and gas sector for H1 2022.

A total of 887 merger and acquisition (M&A) deals worth $132bn were announced in the sector during H1 2022.

Top financial advisers by value and volume

According to GlobalData’s ‘Global and Oil & Gas M&A Report Financial Adviser League Tables H1 2022’, RBC Capital Markets has been identified as the top M&A financial advisers in the oil and gas sector in H1 2022 by value and volume.

RBC Capital Markets achieved the top ranking by advising on 17 M&A deals worth $16.6bn.

GlobalData lead analyst Aurojyoti Bose said: “RBC Capital Markets was among the very few advisers to showcase double-digit deal volume while also registering more than $10 billion in total deal value. It faced close competition from Jefferies, which fell shy of just one deal and $815 million from occupying the top position by both volume and value, respectively.”

According to the financial deals database of GlobalData, the other high rankers by value included Jefferies that took the second position by advising on $15.7bn worth of deals, followed by Citi with $14.6bn, Evercore with $12.1bn and Barclays with $8.7bn.

In terms of volume, Jefferies got the second position with 16 deals, followed by Evercore with 11 deals, JP Morgan with nine deals and Citi with eight deals.

Latham & Watkins and Vinson & Elkins were the top mergers and acquisitions (M&A) legal advisers in the oil and gas sector for H1 2022 by value and volume, respectively.

Latham & Watkins advised on $25.5bn worth of deals, according to GlobalData’s ‘Global and Oil & Gas M&A Report Legal Adviser League Tables H1 2022’ Vinson & Elkins advised on a total of 29 deals.

Bose said: “Latham & Watkins, Vinson & Elkins and Kirkland & Ellis were the only firms that managed to advise on more than 20 deals while also registering more than $20bn in total deal value. Latham & Watkins, apart from leading by value, also occupied the third position by volume. Similarly, Vinson & Elkins, apart from leading by volume, also occupied the third position by value. Meanwhile, Kirkland & Ellis occupied the second position both by value and volume by advising on 27 deals worth $22.7bn.”

According to the financial deals database, the other high rankers by value included Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher that got the fourth position by advising on $12bn worth of deals, followed by and Baker Botts with $10.2bn.

In terms of volume, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher secured the fourth position with 12 deals, followed by Baker Botts with 10 deals.

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.

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