Asia-Pacific’s power industry saw a drop of 38.89% in deal activity during January 2021, when compared with the last 12-month average, led by Total’s $1.98bn acquisition of Adani Green Energy, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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A total of 22 power industry deals worth $2.9bn were announced for the region in January 2021, against the 12-month average of 36 deals.

Of all the deal types, M&A saw most activity in January 2021 with 18 transactions, representing an 81.8% share for the region.

In second place was venture financing with four deals capturing an 18.2% share of the overall deal activity for the month.

In terms of value of deals, M&A was the leading category in Asia-Pacific’s power industry with $2.79bn, followed by venture financing deals totalled $110.02m.

Asia-Pacific power industry deals in January 2021: Top deals

The top five power deals accounted for 92.7% of the overall value during January 2021.

The combined value of the top five power deals stood at $2.69bn, against the overall value of $2.9bn recorded for the month.

The top five power industry deals of January 2021 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) Total’s $1.98bn acquisition of Adani Green Energy

2) The $537.94m acquisition deal with Suez NWS by SUEZ (Asia)

3) CITIC Pacific Special Steel Holdings’ $62m acquisition of Shanghai Electric Group Steel Tube

4) The $61.34m acquisition of Noida Power by Eminent Electricity Distribution

5) Shenzhen Expressway’s venture financing of Mulei County Qianzhi Energy Development for $44.7m.