Europe’s power industry saw a drop of 5.17% in deal activity during January 2021, when compared with the last 12-month average, led by Aker Horizons’ $814.88m acquisition of Mainstream Renewable Power, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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A total of 55 power industry deals worth $1.45bn were announced for the region in January 2021, against the 12-month average of 58 deals.

Of all the deal types, M&A saw most activity in January 2021 with 48 transactions, representing an 87.3% share for the region.

In second place was venture financing with four deals, followed by private equity deals with three transactions, respectively capturing a 7.3% and 5.5% share of the overall deal activity for the month.

In terms of value of deals, M&A was the leading category in Europe’s power industry with $1.34bn, while venture financing and private equity deals totalled $102.29m and $9.2m, respectively.

Europe power industry deals in January 2021: Top deals

The top five power deals accounted for 96.8% of the overall value during January 2021.

The combined value of the top five power deals stood at $1.4bn, against the overall value of $1.45bn recorded for the month.

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

1) Aker Horizons‘ $814.88m acquisition of Mainstream Renewable Power

2) The $301.68m asset transaction deal with OX2 by Renewable Power Capital

3) Bluefield Solar Income Fund’s $120.88m asset transaction for acquisition of Bradenstoke Solar Park in Wiltshire, UK

4) The $96.58m venture financing of HysetCo by Eiffel Investment Group, Mirova, Raise Ventures and RGreen Invest

5) Confecciones Mayoral’s acquisition of Audax Renovables for $68.2m.