Total power M&A deals for January 2019 worth $418.8m were announced in the United States, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 76.6% over the previous month and a drop of 92% when compared with the last 12-month average of $5.25bn.

The United States held an 11.4% share of the global power M&A deal value that totalled $3.68bn in January 2019.

In terms of deal activity, the United States recorded 31 deals during January 2019, marking an increase of 14.8% over the previous month and a rise of 10.7% over the 12-month average.

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By GlobalData

Power M&A deals for January 2019: Top deals

The top five power M&A deals accounted for 99.7% of the overall value in the sector globally during January 2019.

The combined value of the top five power M&A deals stood at $417.4m, against the overall value of $418.8m recorded for the month. The top announced power M&A deal tracked by GlobalData in January 2019 was Pentair’s $160m acquisition of Aquion.

In second place was Pentair’s acquisition of Enviro Water Solutions for $120m and in third place was Danfoss Power Solutions’ $100m acquisition of UQM Technologies.

CleanCapital’s $24m asset transaction with General Energy Solutions USA, and Indiana-American Water’s acquisition of Charlestown water system for $13.4m 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.

Verdict’s parent company GlobalData plc provides business information to 4,000 of the world’s largest companies.