North American power and utilities deals insights: Q1 2018

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Mega deals, renewable activity, and generation asset deals drive significant Q1 results

Fading uncertainties regarding tax reform, the unique window of opportunity for solar and wind energy assets, and a continuing drive to rationalize portfolios all served to keep results strong in the first quarter of 2018.


Key Trends and Highlights:

  • Overall deal value increased significantly in Q1 2018 over the previous quarter, jumping by 60 percent in terms of deal value as compared to Q4 2017, despite a 21 percent decrease of deal volume.
  • Strategic and Corporate deals drove deal value this quarter, 64 and 89 percent respectively of total deal value in Q1 2018. 
  • The renewable sector accounted for 36 percent of deal value in Q1 2018, a comparably high proportion of the market.
  • Inbound deals were limited in the quarter in terms of deal value, however still maintained a presence in deal activity with four total deals in the quarter.

Contact us

Jeremy Fago
US Power and Utilities Deals and Valuation Leader, PwC US
Tel: +1 (720) 931 7285

Rob McCeney
US Energy & Infrastructure Deals Partner, PwC US
Tel: +1 (713) 356 6600

Kenyon Willhoit
US Power & Utilities Deals Director, PwC US
Tel: +1 (720) 931 7462

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