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KPMG once again tops Refinitiv’s Mid-Market M&A League Tables in 2018

KPMG once again tops Refinitiv’s Mid-Market M&A League

KPMG has earned this ranking for the third year in a row.


David Pace

David Pace

Partner, Head of Advisory

KPMG in Malta


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KPMG was ranked as the leading mid-market provider of M&A services for both the number of announced and completed deals in 2018, according to Refinitiv's Mid-Market M&A Review (deals up to US$500M). Formerly, Thomson Reuters Mid-Market M&A Review, this is the third year in a row KPMG has earned this ranking while the Organization has taken top spot numerous times since 2005.

“As the market evolves, bringing strategic and holistic value to clients remains our top priority, whether that means building stronger sector networks or enhancing our leading data & analytic capabilities,” commented Leif Zierz, KPMG's Global Head of Deal Advisory. “Our position in the league tables is market recognition of our member firms' ability to combine the broadest global network of M&A professionals and integrate them along sector and services, and earn the right to be our clients' clear choice.”

Refinitiv's Financial Advisor Review shows KPMG leading the M&A field in 2018 for Undisclosed Values & Values up to US$500M, with 507 deals. KPMG also came in first place in the European Involvement Mid-Market Rankings with 327 deals. Nationally, KPMG also placed first in Canada and Italy, and is first amongst the Big 4 in the UK.

“We are proud of our professionals who work shoulder-to-shoulder with clients from understanding the value story to helping achieve their strategic goals,” said Phil Isom, KPMG's Global Head of M&A. “The breadth of our global network allows us to provide a broad ranging suite of services  - from strategic and financial advice, to execution and integration.”

With more than 2,500 professionals in over 80 countries, KPMG's Deal Advisory M&A network includes more investment bankers than any other global investment banking network, covering the largest number of countries, with global industry reach. Refinitiv rankings place KPMG as the leading mid-market advisor among the Big 4 and M&A boutique firms.

“We are pleased to see the network retain its leading position in M&A, an achievement which we seek to replicate locally via our constant interaction with business owners and senior management focusing on identifying opportunities for parties to get together and unlock value” commented David Pace, Head of Advisory, “Additionally our investment in a strong multi-disciplinary skill set means that we can journey together from the initial thinking through to reach-outs, negotiation, and integration/separation.” 

Furthermore, Hermione Arciola, Director of Advisory Services at KPMG in Malta stated that "We are thrilled that KPMG has once again been ranked as the leading mid-market provider of M&A services. This reaffirms the trust that the markets we serve have in the ability of our people to help them execute their growth strategies.”  


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