Power industry registered a decrease of 14% in the number of deals and 31% in deal value with 2,963 deals worth US$500.6 billion in 2016, as compared to 3,451 deals worth US$726.6 billion in 2015. 2. The solar energy segment registered 1,171 deals in 2016, as compared to 1,419 deals in 2015. The wind energy market came second with 887 deals. The fossil fuels and hydro market followed with 456 and 385 deals, respectively, in 2016.

The number of asset financing deals in the power industry decreased from 1,118 deals in 2015 to 826 deals in 2016. North America reported a decrease in the number of deals with 883 in 2016, as compared to 1,252 deals in 2015. Asset financing, including project financing, self-funded, tax equity, lease and bond financing, and bridge loans for new building projects, acquisitions, and the refinancing of assets, registered a decrease in the number of deals and deal value in 2016. The market registered 826 deals worth US$147.5 billion in 2016, as compared to 1,118 deals worth US$147.5 billion in 2015.

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the power industry recorded a decrease in number with 100 deals in Q4 2016, as compared to 101 deals in Q3 2016. Deal value registered a decrease from US$41.6 billion in Q3 2016 to US$19.3 billion in Q4 2016.

The power industry recorded the highest number of M&A deals in the solar segment with 132 deals in 2016, followed by the wind with 87 deals. In value, fossil fuel segment dominated the M&As with US$51.9 billion in 2016, followed by nuclear segment with US$25.3 billion. Europe accounted for 45% of the total deals in 2016 with 270 deals, followed by North America with 167 deals constituting 28% of the total deals. In terms of value, North America and Asia-Pacific topped the table with 50% and 26%, respectively, of the total deal value in 2016.

The report "Power Annual Deals Analysis 2016", is an essential source of data and trend analysis on the mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and financings in the power market. The report provides detailed information on mergers and acquisitions (M&A), equity/debt offerings, private equity and venture capital (PE/VC) and partnership transactions registered in the power industry in 2016. The report provides detailed comparative data on the number of deals and their value in the past five years, categorized into deal types, segments and geographies. Additionally, the report discloses information on the top PE/VC and advisory firms in the power industry.

Companies mentioned in this report: Southern Company, General Electric Company, Engie S.A., China Longyuan Power Group Corporation Ltd, Tesla Motors, Inc., China Everbright International Ltd, NTPC Limited, Canadian Solar Inc., Duke Energy Corporation, Enel Green Power S.p.A.


  • Analyze market trends for the power market in the global arena
  • Review of deal trends in wind, fossil fuels, cogeneration, solar, hydro, biopower, geothermal, transformation technologies, energy efficiency, energy storage, energy infrastructure, and nuclear energy markets.
  • Analysis of M&A, Equity/Debt Offerings, Private Equity, Venture Financing and Partnerships in the power industry
  • Summary of power deals globally in the last five years
  • Information on the top deals that took place in the power industry
  • Geographies covered include - North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, South & Central America, and Middle East & Africa
  • League Tables of financial advisors in M&A and equity/debt offerings. This includes key advisors such as Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse, and Goldman Sachs

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