Total power industry M&A deals worth $4.1bn were announced globally in August 2021, led by China Three Gorges South Asia Investment’s $1bn acquisition of Alcazar Energy, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 320.8% over the previous month of $969.48m and a drop of 53.9% when compared with the last 12-month average, which stood at $8.84bn.

Comparing M&A deals value in different regions of the globe, North America held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $1.51bn. At the country level, the US topped the list in terms of deal value at $1.31bn.

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

The top country in terms of M&A deals activity in August 2021 was the US with 14 deals, followed by the UK with four and Italy with three.

In 2021, as of August, power M&A deals worth $74.07bn were announced globally, marking an increase of 87.5% year on year.

power industry M&A deals in August 2021: Top deals

The top five M&A deals accounted for 86.8% of the overall value during August 2021.

The combined value of the top five power M&A deals stood at $3.54bn, against the overall value of $4.1bn recorded for the month.

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

1) China Three Gorges South Asia Investment $1bn acquisition deal with Alcazar Energy

2) The $885m acquisition of 50% stake in Constellation Energy Nuclear Group by Exelon Generation Co

3) Hanwha Solutions $854.92m acquisition deal with RES Mediterranee

4) The $415m acquisition of GT Advanced Technologies by ON Semiconductor

5) Eneti $385m acquisition deal with Atlantis Investorco