Total power industry deals for Q4 2018 worth $51.55bn were announced, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 85% over the previous quarter and a drop of 22% when compared with the last four-quarter average of $65.9bn.

In terms of number of deals, the sector saw a rise of 0.5% over the last four-quarter average with 402 deals against the average of 400 deals.

In value terms, North America led the activity with deals worth $23.69bn.

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By GlobalData

Power industry deals in Q4 2018: Top deals

The top five power deals accounted for 56.54% of the overall value during Q4 2018.

The combined value of the top five power deals stood at $29.15bn, against the overall value of $51.55bn recorded for the quarter.

The top announced power deal tracked by GlobalData in Q4 2018 was Brookfield Business Partners’ $13.2bn asset transaction with Johnson Controls International.

In second place was Hitachi’s asset transaction with ABB for $9.1bn and in third place was Enel, Engie, Royal Dutch Shell, Total and Verbund’s $3.6bn bid for Eneco Holding.

Oncor Electric Delivery Company’s $2.22bn acquisition of InfraREIT and Axium Infrastructure’s asset transaction with AltaGas Ltd for $1.04bn 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.