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April 21, 2022

Power industry private equity deals total $3.7bn globally in March 2022

By Nikitha Ladda

Total power industry private equity deals worth $3.7bn were announced globally in March 2022, with British Columbia Investment Management, Macquarie Asset Management Holding and MEAG Munich Ergo AssetManagement’ $1.28bn private equity deal for 47% stake in Reden Solar being the sector’s biggest investment, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 283.2% over the previous month of $973.29m and a drop of 33.9% when compared with the last 12-month average, which stood at $5.64bn.

Comparing deals value in different regions of the globe, Europe held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $2.46bn. At the country level, the France topped the list in terms of deal value at $1.31bn.

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 March 2022 was the US with nine deals, followed by the France with three and Italy with two.

In 2022, as of March, power private equity deals worth $9.94bn were announced globally, marking an increase of 64.2% year on year.

power industry private equity deals in March 2022: Top deals

The top five power industry private equity deals accounted for 93% of the overall value during March 2022.

The combined value of the top five power private equity deals stood at $3.47bn, against the overall value of $3.7bn recorded for the month.

The top five power industry private equity deals of March 2022 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) British Columbia Investment Management,Macquarie Asset Management Holding and MEAG Munich Ergo AssetManagement $1.28bn private equity deal for 47% stake in Reden Solar

2) The $1.14bn private equity of 50% stake in Fortum Oslo Varme by Hafslund Eco,HitecVision and Infranode

3) Ares Management $600m private equity deal with SB Energy Holdings

4) The $240.38m private equity of Entropy by Brookfield Global Transition Fund I

5) Ares Management $200m private equity deal with Distributed Solar Development

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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.

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