Germany’s power industry sees a rise of 17.4% in deal activity in Q2 2019

17 July 2019 (Last Updated July 17th, 2019 12:02)

Germany’s power industry sees a rise of 17.4% in deal activity in Q2 2019

Germany’s power industry saw a rise of 17.4% in overall deal activity during Q2 2019, when compared with the last four-quarter average, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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A total of 27 deals worth $252.73m were announced in Q2 2019, compared to the last four-quarter average of 23 deals.

M&A was the leading category in the quarter with 21 deals which accounted for 77.8% of all deals.

In second place was venture financing with five deals, followed by private equity with one transactions, respectively accounting for 18.5% and 3.7% 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 $238.43m, while private equity deals totalled $14.3m.

Germany power industry deals in Q2 2019: Top deals

The top five power deals accounted for 87.1% of the overall value during Q2 2019.

The combined value of the top four power industry deals stood at $220.18m, against the overall value of $252.73m recorded for the quarter. The top announced Germany power industry deal tracked by GlobalData in Q2 2019 was Varta’s $201.22m asset transaction with Energizer.

In second place was the $8.62m venture financing of DZ-4 by EnBW New Ventures and in third place was IKAV Invest’s $5.79m asset transaction with Daldrup & Sohne.

In fourth place was the $4.55m asset transaction with Windwarts Energie by ERG.

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.