Total power industry M&A deals worth $6.42bn were announced globally in January 2021, led by Total’s $1.98bn acquisition of Adani Green Energy, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 59% over the previous month of $15.64bn and a drop of 43% when compared with the last 12-month average, which stood at $11.26bn.

Comparing M&A deals value in different regions of the globe, Asia-Pacific held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $2.79bn. At the country level, the US topped the list in terms of deal value at $2.29bn.

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 January 2021 was the US with 36 deals, followed by the UK with eight and Spain with eight.

In 2021, as of January, power M&A deals worth $6.42bn were announced globally, marking an increase of 51.2% year on year.

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

The top five M&A deals accounted for 81.5% of the overall value during January 2021.

The combined value of the top five power M&A deals stood at $5.23bn, against the overall value of $6.42bn recorded for the month.

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

1) Total’s $1.98bn acquisition of Adani Green Energy

2) The $1.6bn merger of ArcLight Clean Transition and Proterra by

3) Aker Horizons’ $814.88m acquisition of Mainstream Renewable Power

4) The $537.94m acquisition of Suez NWS by SUEZ (Asia)

5) Renewable Power Capital’s asset transaction with OX2 for $301.68m.