Macquarie leads M&A activity for 2015

Mergermarket has revealed the top finance groups that facilitated mergers and acquisitions in Australasia during 2015.

Macquarie Group took the number one spot for total M&A deal value with US$48.9 million – up one spot from 2014.

UBS Investment Bank was next best with US$43.0 million (up two spots from 2014), followed by Goldman Sachs with US$34.2 million (down two spots) and Gresham Advisory Partners with US$27.6 million (up 14 spots).

Deutsche Bank rounded out the top five with $26.4 million for total M&A deal value – up four spots on the 12 months prior.

Macquarie Group was also the first-ranked group for total number of M&A deals in 2015 with 36 – up one spot from 2014.

PricewaterhouseCoopers was second overall with 35 (down one spot), followed by UBS Investment Bank with 28 (up two spots) and EY with 24 (up 12 spots).

Deloitte took fifth spot with 23 M&A deals in 2015 and moved one spot higher in the rankings from 2014.

[Related: More M&A deals expected from specialist lenders]

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