Total power industry deals in January 2019 worth $5.02bn were announced, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 74.83% over the previous month and a drop of 77.64% when compared with the last 12-month average of $22.46bn.

In terms of number of deals, the sector saw a rise of 3.85% over the last 12-month average with 135 deals against the average of 130 deals.

In value terms, North America led the activity with deals worth $2bn.

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By GlobalData

Power industry deals in January 2019: Top deals

The top five power deals accounted for 73.05% of the overall value in the sector globally during January 2019.

The combined value of the top five power deals stood at $3.67bn, against the overall value of $5.02bn recorded for the month. The top announced power deal tracked by GlobalData in January 2019 was Evergrande Health Industry Group’s $930m private equity deal with National Electric Vehicle Sweden.

In second place was ContourGlobal’s asset transaction with Alpek for $801m and in third place was CGN Energy International Holdings’s $781.9m asset transaction with Enel Green Power Brasil Participacoes.

Columbia Power’s $756.17m asset transaction with Fortis and Majis Industrial Services’ acquisition of a stake in Utico for $400m held fourth and fifth positions, respectively.

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.

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.

Verdict’s parent company GlobalData plc provides business information to 4,000 of the world’s largest companies.