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January 19, 2021updated 12 Feb 2021 7:45am

North America’s power industry saw a rise of 100.00% in cross border deal activity during December 2020

North America’s power industry saw a rise of 100.00% in cross border deal activity during December 2020, when compared with the last 12-month average, led by Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec’s $1bn acquisition of Invenergy Renewables, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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A total of 20 power industry cross border deals worth $3.85bn were announced for the region in December 2020, against the 12-month average of ten deals.

Of all the deal types, M&A saw most activity in December 2020 with 18 transactions, representing a 90% share for the region.

In second place was private equity with two deals, followed by deals with transactions, respectively capturing a 10% and % share of the overall cross border deal activity for the month.

In terms of value of cross border deals, M&A was the leading category in North America’s power industry with $2.73bn, while private equity and deals totalled $1.13bn and , respectively.

North America power industry cross border deals in December 2020: Top deals

The top five power cross border deals accounted for 93.1% of the overall value during December 2020.

The combined value of the top five power cross border deals stood at $3.59bn, against the overall value of $3.85bn recorded for the month.

The top five power industry cross border deals of December 2020 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec’s $1bn private equity deal with Invenergy Renewables

2) The $837m asset transaction deal with Western Generation Partners by ContourGlobal

3) Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners’ $810m asset transaction with Exelon Generation Co

4) The $600m asset transaction with RWE by Algonquin Power & Utilities

5) TransAlta Renewables’ asset transaction with TransAlta for $340.64m.

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Verdict deals analysis methodology

This analysis considers only announced and completed cross border 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.

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