Total power industry deals worth $16.4bn were announced globally for October 2021, with the $2.85bn acquisition of AEP Transmission Co and Kentucky Power being the sector’s biggest investment, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 60% over the previous month of $41.01bn and a drop of 11.5% when compared with the last 12-month average of $18.56bn.

In terms of number of deals, the sector saw a drop of 35.29% with 77 deals in October 2021 when compared to the last 12-month average of 119 deals.

In value terms, Europe led the activity with deals worth $6.47bn in October 2021.

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By GlobalData

power industry deals in October 2021: Top deals

The top five deals accounted for 65.7% of the overall value during October 2021.

The combined value of the top five deals stood at $10.79bn, against the overall value of $16.4bn recorded for the month.

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

1) Liberty Utilities $2.85bn acquisition deal with AEP Transmission Co and Kentucky Power

2) The $2.44bn private equity of HEDNO by Macquarie Infrastructure Partners V

3) Kohlberg Kravis RobertsLP $1.9bn private equity deal with Clearway Community Energy Development

4) The $1.8bn acquisition of Japan Renewable Energy by ENEOS Holdings

5) The Infrastructure Investments Fund $1.8bn private equity deal with Falck Renewables