North American power and utilities deals insights: Q2 2017

Inbound interest and renewable activity remains strong

The second quarter of 2017 saw continued strong renewable activity as well as heavy inbound interest, particularly from Canadian investors. In fact, five out of the seven inbound deals were driven by Canadian buyers. Overall, we saw a decrease in total deal value, but a return in deal volume this quarter largely driven by renewable deal activity. Meanwhile, the only mega deal of the quarter was a water utility transaction. Learn more about these transactions in our Q2 2017 report.

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Closer look at key trends and highlights

Overall M&A activity in the power and utilities industry showed an uptick in deal volume in Q2 2017, with 18 deals recorded. This was an increase from 16 deals in Q1 2017 and 17 deals in Q2 2016. However, deal value dropped, with Q2 2017 being the lowest quarter for deal value since Q2 2015. Learn more about the top mergers and acquisitions in our new report.

PwC’s Deals group can advise power and utility companies and private equity firms on key M&A decisions, from identifying acquisition or divestiture candidates and performing detailed buy-side diligence, to developing strategies for capturing post-deal profits and exiting a deal through a sale, carve-out or IPO. Please let us know if you have any questions.

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