Total power industry M&A deals worth $4bn were announced globally in January 2022, led by Brookfield Renewable’s $650m acquisition of Urban Grid Solar, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 57.9% over the previous month of $9.55bn and a drop of 62.8% when compared with the last 12-month average, which stood at $10.81bn.

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 $1.96bn. At the country level, the US topped the list in terms of deal value at $1.96bn.

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 January 2022 was the US with 28 deals, followed by the China with 12 and India with five.

In 2022, as of January, power M&A deals worth $4.02bn were announced globally, marking an increase of 27.8% year on year.

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

The top five M&A deals accounted for 68.5% of the overall value during January 2022.

The combined value of the top five power M&A deals stood at $2.75bn, against the overall value of $4bn recorded for the month.

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

1) Brookfield Renewable $650m acquisition deal with Urban Grid Solar

2) The $608m acquisition of New York American WaterInc by Liberty Utilities (Eastern Water Holdings)

3) Eaton Corporation $600m acquisition deal with Royal Power Solutions

4) The $530m acquisition of 40% stake in Nebras Power QPSC by Qatar Electricity and Water

5) EDP Renovaveis $364m acquisition of 47.5% stake in Sunseap Group