Houlihan Lokey and Lazard were the top mergers and acquisitions (M&A) financial advisers in the automotive sector during the first quarter (Q1) of 2024 by value and volume, respectively, according to the latest financial advisers league table by GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.

An analysis of GlobalData’s Deals Database reveals that Houlihan Lokey achieved its leading position in terms of value by advising on $405.1 million worth of deals. Meanwhile, Lazard led in terms of volume by advising on a total of three deals.

Aurojyoti Bose, Lead Analyst at GlobalData, comments: “Houlihan Lokey, apart from leading by value, also occupied second position by volume in Q1 2024. Surprisingly, none of the top 10 advisers by value in Q1 2024, including Houlihan Lokey, were part of any deal-making during the same period in the previous year. Similarly, none of the top 10 advisers by volume in Q1 2024, including Lazard, were involved in any deal during Q1 2023.”

Houlihan Lokey occupied the second position in terms of volume with two deals, followed by UBS with two deals, Robert W. Baird & Co. with one deal, and Canaccord Genuity Group with one deal.

Meanwhile, Robert W. Baird & Co. occupied the second position in terms of value, by advising on a deal worth $405.1 million, followed by Canaccord Genuity Group, Eight Capital and National Bank of Canada, which jointly occupied the third position by advising on deals worth $300 million each.

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