Total power industry M&A deals in December 2020 worth $5.3bn were announced in the US, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 199.5% over the previous month and a rise of 35.3% when compared with the last 12-month average of $3.92bn.

The US held a 36.3% share of the global power industry M&A deal value that totalled $14.59bn in December 2020.

In terms of deal activity, the US recorded 43 deals during December 2020, marking an increase of 38.7% over the previous month and a rise of 59.3% over the 12-month average.

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The US power industry M&A deals in December 2020: Top deals

The top five power industry M&A deals accounted for 90.5% of the overall value during December 2020.

The combined value of the top five power M&A deals stood at $4.8bn, against the overall value of $5.3bn recorded for the month.

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

1) The $1.35bn merger of Star Peak Energy Transition and Stem

2) The $1.2bn asset transaction with Terra-Gen by Ameren Missouri

3) ContourGlobal’s $837m asset transaction with Western Generation Partners

4) The $810m asset transaction with Exelon Generation Co by Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners

5) Algonquin Power & Utilities’ asset transaction with RWE for $600m.

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.