Total power private equity deals in Q4 2018 worth $1.84bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 63.4% over the previous quarter and a drop of 82.8% when compared with the last four-quarter average, which stood at $10.69bn.

Comparing deals value in different regions of the globe, Europe held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $783.82m. At the country level, Brazil topped the list in terms of deal value at $460.28m.

In terms of volumes, Europe emerged as the top region for power 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 Q4 2018 was the United States with 11 deals, followed by the United Kingdom with four and India with three.

In 2018, as of the end of Q4, power private equity deals worth $34.87bn were announced globally, marking an increase of 9.1% year on year.

Power private equity deals in Q4 2018: Top deals

The top five power private equity deals accounted for 68.6% of the overall value during Q4 2018.

The combined value of the top five power private equity deals stood at $1.26bn, against the overall value of $1.84bn recorded for the quarter.

The top announced power private equity deal tracked by GlobalData in Q4 2018 was Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and Votorantim Energia’s $460.28m private equity deal with Companhia Energetica de Sao Paulo.

In second place was F2i Fondi Italiani per le infrastrutture SGR’s private equity deal with EF Solare Italia for $244.63m and in third place was Aurium Capital Markets, Helios Energy Investments and Infracapital Partners’ $196.7m private equity deal with Bioenergy Infrastructure Group.

Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec, IFC Global Infrastructure Fund and International Finance’s $184.3m private equity deal with Azure Power Global and BPI France and Tikehau Capital Partners’ private equity deal with GreenYellow for $173.51m held fourth and fifth positions, respectively.

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.

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.