Total power industry M&A deals in Q4 2019 worth $2.75bn were announced in the UK, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 175.7% over the previous quarter and a rise of 136.2% when compared with the last four-quarter average of $1.16bn.

The UK held a 7.8% share of the global power industry M&A deal value that totalled $35.09bn in Q4 2019.

In terms of deal activity, the UK recorded 35 deals during Q4 2019, marking a rise of 59.1% over the previous quarter and a rise of 40% over the last four-quarter average.

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The UK power industry M&A deals in Q4 2019: Top deals

The top five power industry M&A deals accounted for 81.6% of the overall value during Q4 2019.

The combined value of the top five power M&A deals stood at $2.24bn, against the overall value of $2.75bn recorded for the month.

The top five power industry deals of Q4 2019 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) Culligan International’s $1.1bn acquisition of AquaVenture Holdings

2) The $577.21m asset transaction with Race Bank Wind Farm by Diamond Transmission Partners BBE

3) Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy’s $223.28m asset transaction with Senvion

4) The $206.05m asset transaction with Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners KS by Greencoat Capital

5) RWE Generation UK Holdings’ asset transaction with Centrica for $136.43m.

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.