In the global financial services industry, there were 571 M&A deals announced in Q3 2023, worth a total value of $18.3bn, according to GlobalData’s Deals Database. The $2.5bn merger of IDFC and IDFC First Bank and Churchill Capital Corp VII and CorpAcq was the industry’s largest disclosed deal. GlobalData’s Banking and Payments Industry Mergers and Acquisitions Deals by Top Themes report for Q3 2023 unveils the driving forces behind the M&A activities in the industry, providing crucial insights into trends and shifts. Buy the report here.
In value terms, M&A activity decreased by 37% in Q3 2023 compared with the previous quarter’s total of $28.8bn and fell by 13% as compared to Q3 2022. Related deal volume decreased by 5% in Q3 2023 versus the previous quarter and was 10% lower than in Q3 2022.
Notably, foreign direct investments (fdi)-related deals accounted for a 24% share of the global financial services industry’s M&A activity in Q3 2023, up 24% over the previous quarter.
The top-ranked financial advisors supporting these M&A deals in Q3 2023 were Evercore; Rothschild & Co; UBS Group with 15, 15, 13 deals respectively.
The top-ranked legal advisors supporting these M&A deals in Q3 2023 were Alston & Bird; Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla; Kirkland & Ellis with 25, 21, 21 deals respectively.
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