M&As and Investments Decreased in the Nuclear Energy Industry in 2012

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“Nuclear Energy Annual Deals Analysis: M&A and Investments Trends - 2012” report is a reliable source of essential data and analysis of mergers and acquisitions (M&As) and financing in the nuclear energy industry. The report provides detailed information on M&As, equity/debt offerings, private equity (PE), venture financing and partnership transactions registered in the nuclear energy industry in 2012. The report offers detailed comparative data on the number of deals and deal values in the last five quarters segregated into deal types, segments, and geographies. Besides, the report furnishes information on the top PE, venture capital (VC), and advisory firms in the nuclear energy industry.

M&A Activity Increased Marginally In Nuclear Energy Market In 2012
M&As, which include change in ownership and control of companies (GlobalData does not consider this value as a new investment in the market), in the nuclear energy industry recorded a marginal increase in 2012. The number of merger and acquisition (M&A) deals in the nuclear energy industry registered a marginal increase of 2% and a substantial decrease of 74% in deal value $11.8 billion from 59 deals in 2012, as compared to $45.3 billion from 58 deals in 2011.

North America dominated the nuclear energy market with M&As, in the number of deals and deal value, reporting 27 deals worth $7.7 billion in 2012, followed by Asia-Pacific with 15 deals worth $3 billion in 2012.

Asset Transactions Decreased In Nuclear Energy Industry In 2012
Asset acquisition in the nuclear energy industry recorded a substantial decrease in the number of deals and deal value with 37 deals worth $651.3m in 2012, as compared to 77 deals worth $1 billion in 2011, reflecting a decrease of 52% in the number of deals and 37% in deal value.

North America accounted for 49% of the total deals in 2012, with 18 deals, followed by Asia-Pacific with 13 deals constituting 35% of total deals. In deal value Asia-Pacific topped table with $449m constituting 70% of total deal value in 2012, followed by North America with $191m constituting 29% of total deal value.

Capital Raising Through Debt Offerings Increased In 2012
The raising of capital, through debt offerings, substantial increase of 63% in the number of deals and 78% in deal value with 161 deals worth $99.4 billion in 2012, as compared to 99 deals worth $56 billion in 2011. The substantial increase in the deal value was due to more deals of greater than $1 billion each in 2012.

Public debt offerings registered a sharp increase of 84% in the number of deals and 145% in deal value with 129 deals worth $88.9 billion in 2012, as compared to 70 deals worth $36.2 billion in 2011.

Private debt placements registered an increase of 10% in the number of deals and a substantial decrease of 47% in deal value with 32 deals worth $10.5 billion in 2012, as compared to 29 deals worth $19.8 billion in 2011.

The majority of the debt capital was raised by companies in Europe with 56 deals worth $45.4 billion constituting 46% of total deal value in 2012, followed by North America and Asia-Pacific with $33.7 billion and $20.1 billion.

Capital Raising Through Equity Offerings Decreased In 2012
The raising of capital, through equity offerings, registered a decrease of 36% in deal value from $6.9 billion in 2011 to $4.5 billion in 2012. The difference in deal value was due to some of the high value deals registered in 2012 such as PPL’s two separate secondary offerings of shares worth $3.3 billion that led to an increase in total deal value. The number of deals also registered a marginal decrease of 1% from 343 deals in 2011 to 338 deals in 2012.

Private investment in public equity (PIPE) accounted for 78% of the deals with 263 deals in 2012, while secondary offerings accounted for 49% of deal value with $2.2 billion. PIPE segment registered a decline of 38% in deal value from $2.2 billion in 2011 to $1.4 billion in 2012, where the number of deals registered almost no change in number with 263 in 2012, as compared to 264 in 2011.

Secondary offerings in the nuclear energy market registered a marginal increase of 4% in the number of deals and a substantial decrease of 52% in deal value, with 74 deals worth $2.2 billion in 2012, as compared to 71 deals worth $4.6 billion in 2011.

The majority of the debt capital was raised by companies in North America with 131 deals worth $2.1 billion constituting 47% of total deal value in 2012, followed by Asia-Pacific with $962.3m constituting 22%.

Deals Decreased In North America And Increased In Europe In 2012
North America recorded a decrease of 22% in the number of deals from 321 deals in 2011 to 250 deals in 2012. Deal values also decreased 32% from $64.6 billion in 2011 to $43.8 billion in 2012.

Capital raising, through debt offerings, registered an increase of 26% in the number of deals and 50% in deal value with 68 deals worth $33.7 billion in 2012, as compared to 54 deals worth $22.5 billion in 2011. Inversely, capital raising, through equity offerings, registered a decrease of 29% in the number of deals and 56% in deal value with 131 deals worth $2.2 billion in 2012, as compared to 184 deals worth $4.8 billion in 2011.

The European region registered an increase of 29% in the number of deals and a decrease of 8% in deal value with 85 deals worth $46.7 billion in 2012, as compared to 66 deals worth $50.9 billion in 2011.

Capital raising, through debt offerings, registered an increase of 70% in the number of deals and 79% in deal value with 56 deals worth $45.4 billion in 2012, as compared to 33 deals $25.4 billion in 2011. Equity offerings registered an increase in the number of deals and a substantial increase in deal value with 15 deals worth $478.2m in 2012, as compared to 14 deals worth $52.2m in 2011.
Nuclear Energy Annual Deals Analysis: M&A and Investments Trends - 2012

Nuclear Energy Annual Deals Analysis: M&A and Investments Trends - 2012

Publish date : April 2013
Report code : ASDR-62444
Pages : 61

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