In the global power industry, there were 397 M&A deals announced in Q1 2024, worth a total value of $35.5bn, according to GlobalData’s Deals Database. The $7.3bn acquisition of NuStar Energy by Sunoco was the industry’s largest disclosed deal. GlobalData’s Power Industry Mergers and Acquisitions Deals report for Q1 2024 uncovers key trends behind the power market M&A deals and helps gain a comprehensive understanding of the disruptive themes driving most notable to deals. Buy the report here.

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In value terms, M&A activity increased by 19% in Q1 2024 compared with the previous quarter’s total of $29.8bn and fell by 31% as compared to Q1 2023. Related deal volume decreased by 13% in Q1 2024 versus the previous quarter and was 11% lower than in Q1 2023.

Notably, carbon emissions-related deals accounted for a 73% share of the global power industry’s M&A activity in Q1 2024, up 12% over the previous quarter.

The top-ranked financial advisors supporting these M&A deals in Q1 2024 were KPMG International Coop; Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu; Guggenheim Partners with 4, 3, 3 deals respectively.

The top-ranked legal advisors supporting these M&A deals in Q1 2024 were Vinson & Elkins; Latham & Watkins; White & Case with 10, 5, 4 deals respectively.

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This content was updated on 23 April 2024

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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.