A global network and in-depth knowledge of specific economic sectors made KPMG the highest ranking provider of M&A services, according to the global market reviews of Reuters and Bloomberg.
“Mergers and acquisitions are crucial in rapidly changing market situations,” emphasised Leif Zierz, KPMG’s global head of deal advisory. “Companies belonging to the KPMG network are able to combine deep knowledge of various economic sectors with global experience and a wide spectrum of services and the market has recognised it.”
Last year, the business advisory firm KPMG also achieved an exceptional M&A result in the Estonian market. The largest deals advised were the sale of the electrical materials supplier Elektroskandia Baltics to Würth Group and the sale of the majority stake in the wholesale company Tridens to Kaupmees & Ko. “In addition, we are acting as advisers in several major international deals involving both Baltic and Scandinavian companies,” said KPMG Baltics’ head of corporate finance services Imre Visse. “At the global level, KPMG’s capability to advise M&A transactions stands clearly out among other advisory firms and we are gaining the leading position also in Estonia.”
According to the Thomson Reuters report, KPMG was the market leader in M&A deals with a value of up to half a billion dollars. A similar Bloomberg review showed that KPMG was the leading advisory firm for also mid-market deals of up to 50 million dollars. According to Bloomberg’s report, in 2016 KPMG had 245 average-sized M&A deals of 1.2 billion dollars in total. Thomas Reuters’ report shows that in 2016 KPMG advised on 81 deals of up to 50 million dollars with a total value of 378 million dollars.