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 19.27%. Deals also slightly increased in Asia-Pacific (4.5%) and North America (8.7%).

South and Central America, ranking last in terms of deal value, has also suffered the biggest YoY decline, with deal volumes at -33.33%. The volume of deals recorded by GlobalData also decreased YoY in Middle East and Africa (-23.89%).

Deals activity by type

Deal typeTotal deal value (US$m)Total deal countYoY change (volume) 
Asset Transaction74662303328523.86
Debt Offering4349551133883.8
Equity Offering1501568765027.14
Venture Financing685924855151.98
Private Equity4831172458156.56

A breakdown of deals by type and volume shows largely positive results; while mergers are down -76.14%, asset transactions are up 23.86%, partnerships are up 167.29%, and acquisitions have seen 42.04% growth. Financing deals have also seen positive results, with venture financing up 151.98% YoY, private equity up 156.56%, equity offerings up 27.14%, and debt offerings seeing growth of 3.8%.

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 785 deals.

Note: All numbers as of 18 June 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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