Total power industry M&A deals in September 2019 worth $11.5bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 209.2% over the previous month and a rise of 20.6% when compared with the last 12-month average, which stood at $9.54bn.

Comparing deals value in different regions of the globe, South and Central America held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $4.52bn. At the country level, Peru topped the list in terms of deal value at $3.59bn.

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 September 2019 was the US with 30 deals, followed by Germany with nine and China with seven.

In 2019, as of the end of September 2019, power M&A deals worth $66.66bn were announced globally, marking a decrease of 56.6% year on year.

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

The top three power industry M&A deals accounted for 65.3% of the overall value during September 2019.

The combined value of the top three power M&A deals stood at $7.51bn, against the overall value of $11.5bn recorded for the month.

The top three power industry deals of September 2019 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) China Yangtze Power International (Hong Kong)’s $3.59bn acquisition of Inland Energy SAC, Luz Del Sur SAA and Tecsur

2) The $3.15bn acquisition of Radius Elnet by SEAS-NVE Holding

3) Northland Power’s $772.85m acquisition of Empresa De Energia De Boyaca.

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.