Germany’s Power Industry Witnesses a Drop of 14.3% in Deal Activity in Q4 2019: GlobalData

In terms of the value of deals, M&A was the leading deal category in Germany’s power industry with total deals worth $4.33bn, while private equity and venture financing deals totaled $329.18m and $1.11m, respectively

March 11, 2020. By News Bureau

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Germany’s power industry saw a drop of 14.3% in overall deal activity during Q4 2019, when compared with the last four-quarter average, according to GlobalData.

A total of 24 deals worth $4.66bn were announced in Q4 2019, compared to the last four-quarter average of 28 deals.

M&A was the leading category in the quarter with 20 deals which accounted for 83.3% of all deals.

In second place was private equity with two deals, followed by venture financing with two transactions, respectively accounting for 8.3% and 8.3% of overall deal activity in the country’s power industry during the quarter.

In terms of value of deals, M&A was the leading deal category in Germany’s power industry with total deals worth $4.33bn, while private equity and venture financing deals totaled $329.18m and $1.11m, respectively.

Germany power industry deals in Q4 2019: Top deals

The top five power deals accounted for 96.3% of the overall value during Q4 2019.

The combined value of the top five power deals stood at $4.49bn, against the overall value of $4.66bn recorded for the month

The top five power industry deals of Q4 2019 tracked by GlobalData were:

  • Fortum’s $2.53bn acquisition of Uniper
  • The $865.93m acquisition of MVV Energie by Allianz, Ardian, DWS Group GmbH & Co, IFM Investors, Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System, Partners Group and Swiss Life
  • Credit Suisse Energy Infrastructure Partners’ $546.99m asset transaction with Equinor
  • The $329.18m private equity deal with PNE by Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners
  • Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy’s asset transaction with Senvion for $223.28m.
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