Goldman Sachs Group has maintained its leading spot in dealmaking in a record year. For the fifth consecutive year, the investment bank emerged as the top adviser on mergers and acquisitions (M&A) based on the total dollar value of transactions it handled, data from Bloomberg revealed. According to Bloomberg, the bank advised on over USD1tn worth of deals as global M&A and related deals breached USD5tn in volume for the first time, giving the bank a market share of over 24%. Goldman’s fees, which stood at over USD4bn for the first nine months of 2021, surpassed the earnings of its closest rivals, JPMorgan Chase and Morgan Stanley, the banks’ filings showed. Also hitting all-time highs in 2021 were equity deals and other forms of debt issuance across the industry. According to data, Goldman is also the leading bookrunner on initial public offerings.
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