North American Power & Utilities Deals Insights: Q2 2016 mergers & acquisitions report

July 2016

At a glance

Download: Q2 2016 North American Power & Utilities Deals Insights

Q2 2016 represented another robust quarter for deals in the industry. Learn what drove the activity in our newly expanded analysis of merger and acquisition activity.

This report presents an analysis of North American merger and acquisition activity in the power and utilities industry.

Key trends this quarter for Power & Utilities:

  • A drop in overall deal volume and number of mega deals resulted in total deal value reduction from $41.4 billion in the previous quarter to $28.3 billion this quarter (a 32 percent decline in deal value).
  • Four mega deals occurred in Q2 2016, as compared to seven mega deals in the previous quarter.
  • 12 of the 17 transactions in Q2 2016 were from Strategic buyers, accounting for 76 percent of total deal value, down from the previous quarter (92 percent of total deal value).
  • Corporate deals increased its share to 92 percent of total deal value in Q2 2016, as compared to 85 percent of total deal value in the previous quarter.
  • There were three inbound deals in Q2 2016 accounting for 5 percent of total deal value. This was down from five inbound deals in the previous quarter, accounting for a significant 71 percent of total deal value.
  • Renewable deals were up in Q2 2016 to 28 percent of total deal value, as compared to 3 percent in the prior quarter.

 

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