Deals activity: South and Central America sees significant decrease in volume; deals down across sectors

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Deals activity by geography

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

North America is leading in terms of deal value, but also recorded a significant decrease in YoY growth in deals volume at -11%. South and Central America, ranking last in terms of deal value, has also suffered the biggest YoY change, with deal volumes at -41%.

The volume of deals recorded by GlobalData also decreased YoY in Middle East and Africa (-16%), Europe (-11%), and Asia-Pacific (-11%).

Deals activity by type

Deal typeTotal deal value (US$m)Total deal countYoY change (volume) 
Asset Transaction725856232302-26
Debt Offering41656551304723
Equity Offering14240027219-6
Venture Financing624554543-25
Private Equity3949262221-10

A breakdown of deals by type and volume shows a general downtrend, with mergers down -97%, partnerships down -51%, and asset transactions down -26%. One bright spot was acquisitions' 6% growth. Financing deals have seen a similar downturn, with venture financing down -25% YoY and equity offerings down -6%, although debt offerings saw growth of 23%.

Deals activity by sector

The most notable development apparent in GlobalData’s analysis of power industry deals by sector is the decrease of deals across all sectors. Solar PV remained the leading sector by deals volume after several strong years of growth but also saw a decline of almost 400. Hydro saw the lowest decline in its total volume, with a drop of roughly 90.

Note: All numbers as of 02 December 2020. 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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