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May 31, 2021

Power industry M&A deals total $2.1bn in North America in April 2021

By Baghmar P

Total power industry M&A deals worth $2.1bn were announced in North America in April 2021, led by Nextera Energy Partners’ $733m asset transaction with Brookfield Renewable Partners, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 54.8% over the previous month of $4.6bn and a drop of 53.9% when compared with the last 12-month average of $4.51bn.

North America held a 23.83% share of the global power industry M&A deal value that totalled $8.73bn in April 2021. With a 23.71% share and deals worth $2.07bn, the US was the top country in North America’s M&A deal value across power industry.

In terms of M&A deal activity, North America recorded 40 deals during April 2021, marking an increase of 37.93% over the previous month and a rise of 11.11% over the 12-month average. The US recorded 31 deals during the month.

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North America power industry M&A deals in April 2021: Top deals

The top five power industry M&A deals accounted for 93.2% of the overall value during April 2021.

The combined value of the top five power deals stood at $1.94bn, against the overall value of $2.1bn recorded for the month.

The top five power industry M&A deals of April 2021 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) Nextera Energy Partners’ $733m asset transaction with Brookfield Renewable Partners

2) The $396m asset transaction for 55% stake in EDP Renovaveis by Greencoat Capital

3) Allen Media Broadcasting’s $380m asset transaction with Gray Television and Quincy Media

4) The $235m asset transaction with York City Sewer Authority by Pennsylvania American Water

5) Atlantica Sustainable Infrastructure’s asset transaction with OMERS Infrastructure Management for $195.5m.

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