Total power industry M&A deals in Q4 2020 worth $17.3bn were announced in the US, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 2.7% over the previous quarter and a rise of 81.9% when compared with the last four-quarter average of $9.51bn.

The US held a 24.3% share of the global power industry M&A deal value that totalled $71.16bn in Q4 2020.

In terms of deal activity, the US recorded 106 deals during Q4 2020, marking a rise of 20.5% over the previous quarter and a rise of 34.2% over the last four-quarter average.

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

The top five power industry M&A deals accounted for 75.4% of the overall value during Q4 2020.

The combined value of the top five power M&A deals stood at $13.05bn, against the overall value of $17.3bn recorded for the quarter.

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

1) Avangrid‘s $8.3bn acquisition of PNM Resources

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

3) KKRInc and Nextera Energy Partners‘ $1.3bn asset transaction with NextEra Energy Resources

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

5) The merger of RMG Acquisition and Romeo Systems for $900m.

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.