Deals activity: Europe leads in growth and value; sector rankings remain same as 2020

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Deals activity by geography

Power industry deals, as captured by GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Centre, are up year-on-year (YoY) across most regions.

Europe is leading in terms of deal value, also recording the greatest increase in YoY growth in deals volume at 21.59%. Deals also increased in Asia-Pacific (4.01%) and North America (12.54%).

South and Central America, ranking last in terms of deal value, has also suffered the biggest YoY decline, with deal volumes at -23.34%. The volume of deals recorded by GlobalData also decreased YoY in Middle East and Africa (-18.98%).

Deals activity by type

Deal typeTotal deal value (US$m)Total deal countYoY change (volume) 
Asset Transaction74801363342834.37
Debt Offering4367038134344.62
Equity Offering150907676876.48
Venture Financing69687492693.91
Private Equity5007172493201.69

A breakdown of deals by type and volume shows largely positive results; while mergers are down -70.75%, asset transactions are up 34.37%, partnerships are up 209.51%, and acquisitions have seen 21.92% growth. Financing deals have also seen positive results, with venture financing up 93.91% YoY, private equity up 201.69%, equity offerings up 6.48%, and debt offerings seeing growth of 4.62%.

Deals activity by sector

Perhaps the most notable conclusion to draw from GlobalData’s analysis of power industry deals by sector so far this year is consistency. All sectors are currently in the same relative rankings as they were at the end of 2020, with solar PV remaining in the lead with 933 deals.

Note: All numbers as of 27 July 2021. Deals captured by GlobalData cover M&As, strategic alliances, various types of financing and contract service agreements.

For more insight and data, visit GlobalData's Power Intelligence Centre.

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