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November 30, 2021

Europe’s power industry saw a drop of 31.58% in deal activity during October 2021

By Baghmar P

Europe’s power industry saw a drop of 31.58% in deal activity during October 2021, when compared with the last 12-month average, led by Macquarie Infrastructure Partners V’s $2.44bn acquisition of HEDNO, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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A total of 26 power industry deals worth $6.5bn were announced for the region in October 2021, against the 12-month average of 38 deals.

Of all the deal types, M&A saw most activity in October 2021 with 15 transactions, representing a 57.7% share for the region.

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In second place was private equity with six deals, followed by venture financing deals with five transactions, respectively capturing a 23.1% and 19.2% 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 $4.24bn, while M&A and venture financing deals totalled $2.2bn and $27.61m, respectively.

Europe power industry deals in October 2021: Top deals

The top five power deals accounted for 95.9% of the overall value during October 2021.

The combined value of the top five power deals stood at $6.2bn, against the overall value of $6.5bn recorded for the month.

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

1) Macquarie Infrastructure Partners V $2.44bn private equity deal with HEDNO

2) The $1.8bn private equity of 60% stake in Falck Renewables by The Infrastructure Investments Fund

3) Reliance Industries $771m acquisition deal with REC Solar Holdings

4) The $727.5m acquisition of Ignis Energy Holdings by Vortex Energy Group

5) Selath Holdings $459.39m acquisition deal with Public Power Corporation

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