Total power industry private equity deals in Q1 2020 worth $7.11bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 28.8% over the previous quarter and a rise of 27.3% when compared with the last four-quarter average, which stood at $5.59bn.

Comparing deals value in different regions of the globe, Europe held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $6.31bn. At the country level, the UK topped the list in terms of deal value at $5.75bn.

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

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The top country in terms of private equity deals activity in Q1 2020 was the US with nine deals, followed by Germany with six and India with three.

In 2020, as of the end of Q1 2020, power private equity deals worth $7.11bn were announced globally, marking an increase of 119.1% year on year.

Power industry private equity deals in Q1 2020: Top deals

The top five power industry private equity deals accounted for 92.4% of the overall value during Q1 2020.

The combined value of the top five power private equity deals stood at $6.57bn, against the overall value of $7.11bn recorded for the month.

The top five power industry deals of Q1 2020 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) KKR &Inc’s $5.1bn private equity deal with Viridor Waste Management

2) The $646.63m private equity deal with Energy Assets Group by Asterion Industrial Partners SGEIC, EDF Invest and Swiss Life Holding

3) Warburg Pincus’ $300m private equity deal with Scale Microgrid Solutions

4) The $270.92m private equity deal with Smakraft by APG Groep and Aquila Capital

5) Denham Capital Management’s private equity deal with Ceiba Energy for $250m.

Verdict deals analysis methodology

This analysis considers only announced and completed deals from the GlobalData financial deals database and excludes all terminated and rumoured deals. Country and industry are defined according to the headquarters and dominant industry of the target firm. The term ‘acquisition’ refers to both completed deals and those in the bidding stage.

GlobalData tracks real-time data concerning all merger and acquisition, private equity/venture capital and asset transaction activity around the world from thousands of company websites and other reliable sources.

More in-depth reports and analysis on all reported deals are available for subscribers to GlobalData’s deals database.