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May 5, 2021

Power industry M&A deals total $9.39bn in US in Q1 2021

By Baghmar P

Total power industry M&A deals worth $9.39bn were announced in the US in Q1 2021, led by PPL’ $3.8bn acquisition of The Narragansett Electric, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 49.2% over the previous quarter and a drop of 21.2% when compared with the last four-quarter average of $11.91bn.

The US held a 24.92% share of the global power industry M&A deal value that totalled $37.68bn in Q1 2021.

In terms of deal activity, the US recorded 109 M&A deals during Q1 2021, marking a decrease of 4.39% over the previous quarter and a rise of 26.38% over the last four-quarter average.

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US power industry M&A deals in Q1 2021: Top deals

The top five power industry M&A deals accounted for 72.3% of the overall value during Q1 2021.

The combined value of the top five power M&A deals stood at $6.79bn, against the overall value of $9.39bn recorded for the quarter.

The top five power industry M&A deals of Q1 2021 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) PPL’s $3.8bn acquisition of The Narragansett Electric

2) The $822m merger of Microvast Power Systems and Tuscan by

3) ArcLight Capital Partners’ $760m asset transaction with NRG Energy

4) The $760m asset transaction with NRG Energy by ArcLight Capital Partners

5) merger of ArcLight Clean Transition and Proterra for $648m.

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