Total power industry M&A deals in Q4 2020 worth $3.58bn were announced in the UK, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 326.19% over the previous quarter and a rise of 159.9% when compared with the last four-quarter average of $1.38bn.

The UK held a 5.03% share of the global power industry M&A deal value that totalled $71.16bn in Q4 2020.

In terms of deal activity, the UK recorded 28 deals during Q4 2020, marking a rise of 12% over the previous quarter and a rise of 7.7% over the last four-quarter average.

The UK power industry M&A deals in Q4 2020: Top deals

The top five power industry M&A deals accounted for 93.4% of the overall value during Q4 2020.

The combined value of the top five power M&A deals stood at $3.35bn, against the overall value of $3.58bn recorded for the quarter.

The top five power industry deals of Q4 2020 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) European Diversified Infrastructure Fund III’s $1.3bn asset transaction with SSE

2) The $860.49m asset transaction with RWE by Greencoat UK Wind

3) Eni‘s $543.78m asset transaction with SSE and Equinor

4) The $384.97m asset transaction with Green Investment Group by InfraRed Capital Partners and The Renewables Infrastructure Group

5) VPI Holding’s asset transaction with Drax Group for $258.06m.

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.