Total power industry private equity deals in Q2 2019 worth $7.55bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 147.2% over the previous quarter and a rise of 14.9% when compared with the last four-quarter average, which stood at $6.58bn.

Comparing deals value in different regions of the globe, North America held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $5.05bn. At the country level, the US topped the list in terms of deal value at $5.04bn.

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.

The top country in terms of private equity deals activity in Q2 2019 was the US with 16 deals, followed by the UK with seven and France with four.

In 2019, as of the end of Q2 2019, power private equity deals worth $10.61bn were announced globally, marking a decrease of 62.1% year on year.

Power industry private equity deals in Q2 2019: Top deals

The top five power industry private equity deals accounted for 81.9% of the overall value during Q2 2019.

The combined value of the top five power industry private equity deals stood at $6.19bn, against the overall value of $7.55bn recorded for the quarter. The top announced power industry private equity deal tracked by GlobalData in Q2 2019 was Infrastructure Investment Fund’s $4.3bn private equity deal with El Paso Electric.

In second place was the $600m private equity deal with WaterBridge Resources by GIC and in third place was Abu Dhabi Investment Authority and GIC’s $495m private equity deal with Greenko Energies.

The $428.19m private equity deal with Voltalia by Creadev, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and Proparco and Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co and GIC’s private equity deal with India Grid Trust for $362.52m held fourth and fifth positions, respectively.

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.