Top M&A Firms in the U.S. - Rows 2-6
Morgan Stanley, Goldman and Sachs, Lazard, Centerview Partners and Perella Weinberg Partners are the five of the top US-based M&A firms that were involved in merger and acquisition and restructuring of Consumer Electronics companies. The top five companies alongside their website link, revenue, and any examples of deals they have made with consumer electronics companies have been compiled in the attached spreadsheet.
We first looked for the most powerful M&A firms in the world. For each company, we checked whether they are US-based. After that, we checked if the companies had dealt with consumer electronics or not by looking up a list of top consumer electronics companies, and then additionally checking for the most valuable mergers and acquisitions in the consumer electronics field. Based on that, we were able to identify the top five companies (based on revenue) from the list of M&A firms and cross-reference them with electronic companies they worked for. Some of the information might be older than two years, particularly of the mergers, but they are relevant and thus are still included in this brief.
They brokered the Microsoft-LinkedIn Deal and are known to be the company that is the sole adviser of Microsoft, which is identified as one of the top 10 consumer electronics companies.
It is important to note that in this deal, LinkedIn was advised by Qatalyst Partners and Allen & Company, which aren't included in this list but may be a valuable piece of information for future research.
2. Goldman and Sachs' revenue is $32.4 billion.
The company was the lead adviser in the Johnson Control-Tyco Deal and also benefited from the Microsoft-Yahoo Deal that ultimately didn't happen but Goldman and Sachs still made a profit based on their services.
On the other hand, Centerview Partners and Barclays were financial advisers to Johnson Controls. Centerview Partners is identified as number 4 according to the revenue in this list.
3. Lazard's revenue is $2.7 billion.
Lazard was the lead adviser for Tyco in the Johnson Control-Tyco Deal, alongside Goldman Sachs.
4. Centerview Partners' revenue is $60 million.
5. Perella Weinberg Partners' revenue is $10 million.
They were involved in the deal for restructuring Delphi Technologies.
An additional company that could be included is Moelis and Co with a revenue of $720.1 million. As the Microsoft-Yahoo deal was never closed, they only offered services but didn't broker a deal.
All the information has been compiled in the attached spreadsheet.