Total US power industry M&A deals in Q4 2018 worth $21.58bn were announced, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 86.02% over the previous quarter and a rise of 79.4% when compared with the last four-quarter average of $12.06bn.

The United States held a 43.7% share of the global power industry M&A deal value that totalled $49.44bn in Q4 2018.

In terms of deal activity, the United States recorded 86 deals during Q4 2018, marking a drop of 14.9% over the previous quarter and a flat growth over the last four-quarter average.

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By GlobalData

US power industry M&A deals in Q4 2018: Top deals

The top five power industry M&A deals accounted for 83.5% of the overall value during Q4 2018.

The combined value of the top five power industry M&A deals stood at $18.03bn, against the overall value of $21.58bn recorded for the quarter. The top announced power industry M&A deal tracked by GlobalData in Q4 2018 was Brookfield Business Partners and Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec’s $13.2bn asset transaction with Johnson Controls International.

In second place was the $2.22bn acquisition of InfraREIT by Oncor Electric DeliveryLLC and in third place was NextEra Energy Transmission’s $1bn acquisition of Trans Bay Cable.

The $860m asset transaction with EDP Renovaveis by Axium Infrastructure and EnerSys’ acquisition of Alpha Technologies for $750m 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.

More in-depth reports and analysis on all reported deals are available for subscribers to GlobalData’s deals database.