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May 4, 2021

Power industry M&A deals total $1.17bn in South and Central America in Q1 2021

By Baghmar P

Total power industry M&A deals worth $1.17bn were announced in South and Central America in Q1 2021, led by China Three Gorges’ $569m acquisition of Luz Del Sur SAA, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 84.9% over the previous quarter and a drop of 64% when compared with the last four-quarter average of $3.25bn.

South and Central America held a 3.11% share of the global power industry M&A deal value that totalled $37.68bn in Q1 2021. With a 1.51% share and deals worth $569m, Peru was the top country in South and Central America’s M&A deal value across power industry.

In terms of deal activity, South and Central America recorded 23 deals during Q1 2021, marking an increase of 35.29% over the previous quarter and a rise of 24.32% over the last four-quarter average. Brazil recorded 11 deals during the quarter.

South and Central America power industry M&A deals in Q1 2021: Top deals

The top five power industry M&A deals accounted for 96.03% of the overall value during Q1 2021.

The combined value of the top five M&A deals stood at $1.13bn, against the overall value of $1.17bn recorded for the quarter.

The top five power industry deals of Q1 2021 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) China Three Gorges’ $569m acquisition of Luz Del Sur SAA

2) The $287m asset transaction with by Interconexion Electrica SA

3) $184.74m asset transaction with

4) The $52m asset transaction with by S. A., Grupo Popular and InterEnergy

5) EDP – Energias do Brasil’s acquisition of AES Inova for $32.46m.

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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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