Total power industry deals worth $8.09bn were announced globally for February 2021, with the $2.19bn asset transaction with Brookfield Infrastructure Partners being the sector’s biggest investment, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 32.3% over the previous month of $11.95bn and a drop of 39.9% when compared with the last 12-month average of $13.47bn.

In terms of number of deals, the sector saw a drop of 6.17% with 152 deals in February 2021 when compared to the last 12-month average of 162 deals.

In value terms, North America led the activity with deals worth $5.65bn in February 2021.

Power industry deals in February 2021: Top deals

The top five deals accounted for 61.8% of the overall value during February 2021.

The combined value of the top five deals stood at $5bn, against the overall value of $8.09bn recorded for the month.

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

1) IFM Investors and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan’s $2.19bn asset transaction with Brookfield Infrastructure Partners

2) The $963m private equity deal with Aegion by New Mountain Capital

3) ArcLight Capital Partners’ $760m asset transaction with NRG Energy

4) The $651.25m acquisition deal of Pinnacle Renewable Energy by Drax Group

5) China Huadian’s acquisition deal with Huadian Ningxia Lingwu Power GenerationLimited for $437.21m.