Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) February 21, 2013
This market research report is an essential source of data on and trend analysis of the mergers and acquisitions (M&As) and financing in the power industry. The report provides detailed information on M&As, equity/debt offerings, private equity (PE), venture financing and partnership transactions recorded in the power industry in Q4 2012. The report presents detailed comparative data on the number of deals and their value in the last five quarters, categorized into deal types, segments and geographies. The report also provides information on the top private equity (PE), venture capital (VC) and advisory firms in the power, oil and gas industry.
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1. Power Quarterly Deals Analysis: M&A and Investment Trends – Q4 2012
M&As, which include change in ownership and control of companies in the power industry, recorded a marginal decrease of 5% from $11.3 billion in Q3 2012 to $10.8 billion in Q4 2012. The approval of Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs of India to sell 9.5% stake in NTPC, a power utility company, for approximately $2.4 billion; and Toshiba’s agreement to acquire 20% stake in Westinghouse Electric from Shaw Group for $1.6 billion were some of the high-value deals recorded in Q4 2012. The number of M&A deals also decreased 26% to 76 in Q4 2012 from 103 in Q3 2012.
Substantial M&A activity was recorded in North America and Europe, accounting for 45% and 29% of the total M&A deals respectively in Q4 2012. M&A value in Europe decreased substantially from $3 billion in Q3 2012 to $1.6 billion in Q4 2012. North America also demonstrated similar trend with M&A values decreasing from $5.7 billion in Q3 2012 to $4.5 billion in Q4 2012. Asia-Pacific reported a considerable increase in deal value from $1.8 billion in Q3 2012 to $4.3 billion in Q4 2012, while the number of M&A deals decreased from 20 in Q3 2012 to 15 in Q4 2012.
The number of M&A deals was the highest in the utilities networks segment with 25 deals in Q4 2012, followed by wind and solar segments with 15 and 13 deals respectively. In deal value, the fossil fuel segment recoded the highest value with $3.1 billion in Q4 2012, followed by hydro segment with $3.1 billion.
According to this report, “There was a marginal decrease in the M&A deal value in Q4 2012 as compared to Q3 2012 due to lack of some high value deals in Europe and North America, consequently, the deal numbers also decreased from 103 in Q3 2012 to 76 in Q4 2012.
M&As, which include changes in ownership and control of companies in the oil and gas industry registered a substantial increase of 114% in deal value with $99.4 billion in Q4 2012, as compared to $46.3 billion in Q3 2012. The average M&A deal value also registered an increase from $457.2m in Q3 2012 to $801.6m in Q4 2012. The huge increase in deal value in Q4 2012 could be due to some of the high-value deals such as Rosneft’s agreement to acquire TNK-BP in two separate transactions, which include the agreement to acquire 50% stake from AAR Consortium for $28 billion and the remaining 50% stake from BP for $26.8 billion; Freeport-McMoRan’s agreement to acquire Plains Exploration & Production for $6.9 billion and BP’s agreement to acquire 5.7% stake in Rosneft from Rosneftegaz for $4.8 billion. The number of deals also registered a marginal increase of 8% with 193 deals in Q4 2012, as compared to 178 deals in Q3 2012.
M&As in the upstream energy sector accounted for 47% of the total deals and 85% of deal value, with 91 deals worth $84.6 billion in Q3 2012. Of the total deals in upstream energy sector, 60 deals were registered in the conventional segment and 31 were deals registered in the unconventional segment. M&As in the equipment and services sector registered a considerable decrease in deal value from $11.7 billion in Q3 2012 to $6.4 billion in Q4 2012. The number of deals also recorded a decrease to 71 in Q4 2012 from 76 in Q3 2012.
North America recorded the highest deal activity, accounting for 51% of the total deals and 28% of the total deal value with 100 deals worth $28.3 billon in Q3 2012, followed by Europe with 46 deals (constituting 24% of the total M&A deals) worth $64.8 billion (constituting 65% of the total M&A deal values). In North America, upstream energy sector registered 41 deals, of which 23 were registered in the conventional segment and 18 were registered in the unconventional segment.
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