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March 29, 2021

North America’s power industry saw a rise of 1.72% in deal activity during February 2021

By Baghmar P

North America’s power industry saw a rise of 1.72% in deal activity during February 2021, when compared with the last 12-month average, led by IFM Investors and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan’s $2.19bn acquisition of Brookfield Infrastructure Partners, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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A total of 59 power industry deals worth $5.65bn were announced for the region in February 2021, against the 12-month average of 58 deals.

Of all the deal types, M&A saw most activity in February 2021 with 38 transactions, representing a 64.4% share for the region.

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In second place was venture financing with 14 deals, followed by private equity deals with seven transactions, respectively capturing a 23.7% and 11.9% share of the overall deal activity for the month.

In terms of value of deals, M&A was the leading category in North America’s power industry with $3.76bn, while private equity and venture financing deals totalled $1.22bn and $672.05m, respectively.

North America power industry deals in February 2021: Top deals

The top five power deals accounted for 85.2% of the overall value during February 2021.

The combined value of the top five power deals stood at $4.81bn, against the overall value of $5.65bn recorded for the month.

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

1) IFM Investors and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan’s $2.19bn asset transaction with Brookfield Infrastructure Partners

2) The $963m private equity deal with Aegion by New Mountain Capital

3) ArcLight Capital Partners’ $760m asset transaction with NRG Energy

4) The $651.25m acquisition of Pinnacle Renewable Energy by Drax Group

5) Fontinalis Partners and Vision Ridge Partners’ venture financing of Highland Electric Transportation for $253m.

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