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June 20, 2019

Power industry M&A deals in May 2019 total $6.1bn globally

Total power industry M&A deals in May 2019 worth $6.1bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 49% over the previous month and a drop of 44.1% when compared with the last 12-month average, which stood at $10.91bn.

Comparing deals value in different regions of the globe, Asia-Pacific held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $2.98bn. At the country level, India topped the list in terms of deal value at $1.78bn.

In terms of volumes, Europe emerged as the top region for power industry M&A deals globally, followed by North America and then Asia-Pacific.

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The top country in terms of M&A deals activity in May 2019 was the US with 33 deals, followed by Germany with ten and the UK with eight.

In 2019, as of the end of May 2019, power M&A deals worth $36.88bn were announced globally, marking a decrease of 69.7% year on year.

Power industry M&A deals in May 2019: Top deals

The top five power industry M&A deals accounted for 61.6% of the overall value during May 2019.

The combined value of the top five power industry M&A deals stood at $3.75bn, against the overall value of $6.1bn recorded for the month. The top announced power industry M&A deal tracked by GlobalData in May 2019 was India Grid Trust’s $1.66bn asset transaction with Sterlite Power Transmission.

In second place was the $757m asset transaction with Thai Oil Public by Global Power Synergy Public and in third place was Energy Capital Partners’ $621.08m asset transaction with Canadian Utilities.

The $400m asset transaction with Artesyn Embedded Technologies by Advanced Energy Industries and Sev.en Energy’s asset transaction with Alpiq for $313.41m 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.


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