Total power industry M&A deals worth $2bn were announced globally in March 2022, led by Green Era’s $440m acquisition of 33.3% stake in Star Energy Group Holdings Pte., according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 63.9% over the previous month of $5.62bn and a drop of 78.1% when compared with the last 12-month average, which stood at $9.26bn.

Comparing M&A deals value in different regions of the globe, South and Central America held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $1bn. At the country level, the Chile topped the list in terms of deal value at $1000m.

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 March 2022 was the US with 16 deals, followed by the China with six and the UK with five.

In 2022, as of March, power M&A deals worth $11.67bn were announced globally, marking an increase of 79.9% year on year.

power industry M&A deals in March 2022: Top deals

The top five M&A deals accounted for 42.8% of the overall value during March 2022.

The combined value of the top five power M&A deals stood at $868.76m, against the overall value of $2bn recorded for the month.

The top five power industry M&A deals of March 2022 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) Green Era $440m acquisition deal for 33.3% stake in Star Energy Group Holdings Pte.

2) The $165.5m acquisition of New Energy Equity by ALLETE

3) Cloud Alpha,Keppel and Keppel Asia Infrastructure Fund $115m acquisition deal for 50% stake in Cleantech Energy Corp

4) The $104.26m acquisition of 32% stake in Al Shuqaiq Water and Electricity by Aljomaih Energy & Water

5) Hanwha Solutions $44m acquisition for 4.67% stake with REC Silicon