Morgan Stanley leads GlobalData M&A league table
November 5, 2018

Morgan Stanley held the top rank in the latest M&A league table of the top ten financial advisors for the ICT sector for Q3 2018, compiled by GlobalData, a data and analytics company.

The bank took the top spot driven mostly by its top deal – Broadcom's acquisition of CA Technologies for US$18.9 billion – apart from a total 13-deal wave (the highest number of deals for the sector in Q3 2018) that amounted to $43.8 billion. BofA ML and Citi stood second and third with $40.8 billion and $33 billion, respectively.

Prakhar Baghmar, Financial Deals Analyst at GlobalData, said: "The Broadcom-CA deal turned the tables in this sector, as four of its advisors made it into the top five. Despite equalling Morgan Stanley on the highest number of deals, Goldman Sachs settled at the bottom of the table due to low-value transactions."





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Morgan Stanley held the top rank in the latest M&A league table of the top ten financial advisors for the ICT sector for Q3 2018, compiled by GlobalData, a data and analytics company.

The bank took the top spot driven mostly by its top deal – Broadcom's acquisition of CA Technologies for US$18.9 billion – apart from a total 13-deal wave (the highest number of deals for the sector in Q3 2018) that amounted to $43.8 billion. BofA ML and Citi stood second and third with $40.8 billion and $33 billion, respectively.

Prakhar Baghmar, Financial Deals Analyst at GlobalData, said: "The Broadcom-CA deal turned the tables in this sector, as four of its advisors made it into the top five. Despite equalling Morgan Stanley on the highest number of deals, Goldman Sachs settled at the bottom of the table due to low-value transactions."



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