Analysis of the key themes driving M&A activity reveals that robo-advice accounted for 24 financial services deals announced in Q2 2023, worth a total value of $3.7bn. The $1.5bn acquisition of Liberty Mutual Insurance by HDI International was the industry’s largest disclosed deal. GlobalData’s Banking and Payments Industry Mergers and Acquisitions Deals by Top Themes report for Q2 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, robo-advice-related deal activity increased by 15064% in Q2 2023 compared with the previous quarter’s total of $24.4m. Related deal volume increased by 9% in Q2 2023 versus the previous quarter and was 2300% higher than in Q2 2022.

The top-ranked financial advisors supporting these M&A deals in Q2 2023 were Ardea Partners; Bank of America; Camarco with 1, 1, 1 deals respectively.

The top-ranked legal advisors supporting these M&A deals in Q2 2023 were Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz; White & Case; Blake, Cassels & Graydon with 2, 2, 1 deals respectively.

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GlobalData’s Deals Database tracks global deal activity, including mergers, acquisitions, capital raising, strategic alliances, and licensing agreements. Proprietary analysis is used to group deals into key thematic areas and granular sectors across the world’s largest industries.

This analysis considers only announced and completed deals from the GlobalData financial deals database and excludes all terminated and rumoured deals. Deal type includes Acquisition, Asset transactions and Mergers.