Germany’s power industry sees a drop of 16.7% in deal activity in Q1 2020

23 April 2020 (Last Updated April 23rd, 2020 13:59)

Germany’s power industry sees a drop of 16.7% in deal activity in Q1 2020

Germany’s power industry saw a drop of 16.7% in overall deal activity during Q1 2020, when compared with the last four-quarter average, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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A total of 25 deals worth $51.3m were announced in Q1 2020, compared to the last four-quarter average of 30 deals.

M&A was the leading category in the quarter with 15 deals which accounted for 60% of all deals.

In second place was private equity with six deals, followed by venture financing with four transactions, respectively accounting for 24% and 16% of overall deal activity in the country’s power industry during the quarter.

In terms of value of deals, M&A was the leading deal category in Germany’s power industry with total deals worth $41.61m, while private equity and venture financing deals totalled $7.48m and $2.21m, respectively.

Germany power industry deals in Q1 2020: Top deals

The top three power deals accounted for 97.8% of the overall value during Q1 2020.

The combined value of the top three power deals stood at $50.19m, against the overall value of $51.3m recorded for the month.

The top three power industry deals of Q1 2020 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) Pacifico Renewables Yield’s $41.61m asset transaction with

2) The $7.48m private equity deal with ABO Wind by Quest Cleantech Fund

3) Econeers’ $1.09m venture financing of Next2Sun

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.