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May 25, 2022

Europe’s power industry saw a drop of 25.53% in deal activity during April 2022

By Carmen

Europe’s power industry saw a drop of 25.53% in deal activity during April 2022, when compared with the last 12-month average, led by KKRInc’s $2.52bn acquisition of Albioma, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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A total of 35 power industry deals worth $3.6bn were announced for the region in April 2022, against the 12-month average of 47 deals.

Of all the deal types, M&A saw most activity in April 2022 with 17 transactions, representing a 48.6% share for the region.

In second place was venture financing with 11 deals, followed by private equity deals with seven transactions, respectively capturing a 31.4% and 20% share of the overall deal activity for the month.

In terms of value of deals, private equity was the leading category in Europe’s power industry with $2.52bn, while venture financing and M&A deals totalled $925.78m and $130.76m, respectively.

Europe power industry deals in April 2022: Top deals

The top five power deals accounted for 96.5% of the overall value during April 2022.

The combined value of the top five power deals stood at $3.45bn, against the overall value of $3.6bn recorded for the month.

The top five power industry deals of April 2022 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) KKRInc $2.52bn private equity deal with Albioma

2) The $652.6m venture financing of Enel by European Investment Bank

3) Blue Elephant Capital,btov Partners,eCAPITAL,Eurazeo,Haniel and Schuerfeld families and Porsche Ventures $217.53m venture financing deal with 1KOMMA5°

4) The $30m acquisition of Nispera by Fluence Energy

5) Borosil Renewables $29.78m acquisition deal with Interfloat

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Verdict deals analysis methodology

This analysis considers only announced and completed deals from the GlobalData financial deals database and excludes all terminated and rumoured deals. Country and industry are defined according to the headquarters and dominant industry of the target firm. The term ‘acquisition’ refers to both completed deals and those in the bidding stage.

GlobalData tracks real-time data concerning all merger and acquisition, private equity/venture capital and asset transaction activity around the world from thousands of company websites and other reliable sources.

More in-depth reports and analysis on all reported deals are available for subscribers to GlobalData’s deals database.

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