Total power industry M&A deals worth $990m were announced in Europe in July 2022, led by Orsted’s $702.93m acquisition of Ostwind Engineering, Ostwind Erneuerbare Energien, Ostwind International and Ostwindpark Rotmainquelle GmbHKG, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 77.5% over the previous month of $557.82m and a drop of 61.8% when compared with the last 12-month average of $2.59bn.

Europe held a 33.67% share of the global power industry M&A deal value that totalled $2.94bn in July 2022. With a 23.91% share and deals worth $702.93m, France was the top country in Europe’s M&A deal value across power industry.

In terms of M&A deal activity, Europe recorded 28 deals during July 2022, marking a decrease of 17.65% over the previous month and a rise of 3.70% over the 12-month average. Germany recorded five deals during the month.

Europe power industry M&A deals in July 2022: Top deals

The top five power industry M&A deals accounted for 99.9% of the overall value during July 2022.

The combined value of the top five power deals stood at $989.39m, against the overall value of $990m recorded for the month.

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

1) Orsted $702.93m acquisition deal with Ostwind Engineering,Ostwind Erneuerbare Energien,Ostwind International and Ostwindpark Rotmainquelle GmbHKG

2) The $142.97m acquisition of 25% stake in Titan 2020 by Galp Energia

3) SDCL Energy Efficiency Income Trust $119.36m acquisition deal with United Utilities Renewable Energy

4) The $12.62m acquisition of Hylton Plantation Solar Farm by Atrato Onsite Energy

5) Kalpataru Power Transmission Sweden $11.51m acquisition of 15% stake in Linjemontage i Grastorp