Total power industry deals for Q2 2019 worth $31.13bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.
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The value marked an increase of 85.2% over the previous quarter and a drop of 24.05% when compared with the last four-quarter average of $40.99bn.
In terms of number of deals, the sector saw a rise of 4.8% over the last four-quarter average with 440 deals against the average of 420 deals.
In value terms, North America led the activity with deals worth $18.13bn.
Power industry deals in Q2 2019: Top deals
The top five power deals accounted for 41.3% of the overall value during Q2 2019.
The combined value of the top five power deals stood at $12.86bn, against the overall value of $31.13bn recorded for the quarter. The top announced power deal tracked by GlobalData in Q2 2019 was Waste Management’s $4.9bn acquisition of Advanced Disposal Services.
In second place was the $4.3bn private equity deal with El Paso Electric by Infrastructure Investment Fund and in third place was Greystone Manager Investments and IST3 Investment foundation’s $1.29bn asset transaction with Canadian Utilities and Quanta Services.
The $1.25bn asset transaction with Duke Energy Renewables by John Hancock Infrastructure Fund and John Hancock Life Insurance(U.S.A.) and Ontario Power Generation’s acquisition of Cube Hydro Partners for $1.12bn held fourth and fifth positions, respectively.
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.