India’s power industry saw a rise of 55% 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 31 deals worth $3.73bn were announced in Q2 2019, compared to the last four-quarter average of 20 deals.

M&A was the leading category in the quarter with 16 deals which accounted for 51.6% of all deals.

In second place was venture financing with 11 deals, followed by private equity with four transactions, respectively accounting for 35.5% and 12.9% 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 India’s power industry with total deals worth $2.79bn, while private equity and venture financing deals totalled $935.71m and $1.27m, respectively.

India power industry deals in Q2 2019: Top deals

The top five power deals accounted for 84.1% of the overall value during Q2 2019.

The combined value of the top five power industry deals stood at $3.14bn, against the overall value of $3.73bn recorded for the quarter. The top announced India power industry deal tracked by GlobalData in Q2 2019 was India Grid Trust’s $717.57m asset transaction with Sterlite Power Transmission.

In second place was the $689.76m asset transaction with IL&FS Wind Energy by GAIL (India) and in third place was Adani Power’s $689.09m asset transaction with Axis Bank and GMR Generation Assets.

The $544.78m acquisition of Sterlite Grid 2 by Sterlite Investment Managers and Abu Dhabi Investment Authority and GIC’s private equity deal with Greenko Energies for $495m held fourth and fifth positions, respectively.

Verdict deals analysis methodology

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