Total power industry deals worth $11.72bn were announced globally for January 2021, with the $2.05bn private equity deal with Duke Energy Indiana being the sector’s biggest investment, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 43.4% over the previous month of $20.71bn and a drop of 13.3% when compared with the last 12-month average of $13.51bn.

In terms of number of deals, the sector saw a rise of 3.80% with 164 deals in January 2021 when compared to the last 12-month average of 158 deals.

In value terms, North America led the activity with deals worth $7.33bn in January 2021.

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Power industry deals in January 2021: Top deals

The top five deals accounted for 63.2% of the overall value during January 2021.

The combined value of the top five deals stood at $7.41bn, against the overall value of $11.72bn recorded for the month.

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

1) GIC’s $2.05bn private equity deal with Duke Energy Indiana

2) The $1.98bn acquisition of Adani Green Energy by Total

3) The $1.6bn merger of ArcLight Clean Transition and Proterra

4) The $961m private equity deal of Atlantic Power by I Squared Capital

5) Aker Horizons’ acquisition deal with Mainstream Renewable Power for $814.88m.