Total power industry M&A deals in Q1 2020 worth $214.97m were announced in the UK, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 92.2% over the previous quarter and a drop of 84.6% when compared with the last four-quarter average of $1.39bn.

The UK held a 1.2% share of the global power industry M&A deal value that totalled $18.15bn in Q1 2020.

In terms of deal activity, the UK recorded 20 deals during Q1 2020, marking a drop of 44.4% over the previous quarter and a drop of 23.1% over the last four-quarter average.

The UK power industry M&A deals in Q1 2020: Top deals

The top three power industry M&A deals accounted for 100% of the overall value during Q1 2020.

The combined value of the top three power M&A deals stood at $214.97m, against the overall value of $214.97m recorded for the month.

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

1) Octopus Renewables Infrastructure Trust’s $172.9m asset transaction with Octopus Investments

2) The $23.83m asset transaction with Catalin Breaban, Georg von Opel and Tanzanite by Tenaga Wind Ventures

3) Bluefield Solar Income Fund’s $18.24m asset transaction with

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.