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Deal Analysis of Global Renewable Power Industry in Q1 2022

  • The renewable power industry registered decrease in the number of deals in Q1 2022 and an increase in deal value in comparison to Q4 2021
  • Europe is the largest regional market in terms of number of renewable deal announcements and deal value in Q1 2022
  • Solar market topped the table in the number of deals as well as in terms of deal value, followed by wind energy in Q1 2022

Deal announcements in renewable power industry decline in Q1 2022 while deal value increase

As per GlobalData’s Power database, the global renewable power industry registered 218 deals worth $45.5 billion in Q1 2022, as compared to 252 deals worth $42.6 billion in Q4 2021. On year-on-year basis, the number of deals increased, and deal value decreased in Q1 2022, as compared to 201 deals worth $47.3 billion in Q1 2021. Asset transactions in the renewable power industry constituted the largest segment with 107 deals which accounted for 49.1% of the total deals in Q1 2022 followed by mergers & acquisitions (M&A) with 51 deals representing 23.4%, PE/VC and equity offerings both with 19 deals each accounted for 8.7% share of the total deals.

Solar market registered decrease in number of deals and increase in deal value with 132 deals worth $20.9 billion in Q1 2022, as compared to 166 deals worth $20.5 billion in Q4 2021. While wind power market registered a decrease in the number of deals and a slight increase in deal value with 72 deals worth $19.64 billion in Q1 2022, as compared to 89 deals worth $19.62 billion in Q4 2021. On the other hand, hydro power market reported decrease in the number of deals and increase in deal value with 22 deals worth $3.1 billion in Q1 2022, as compared to 37 deals worth $1.9 billion in Q4 2021.

Europe leads global renewable deal announcements

Europe continues to remain as a region which announced maximum number of deals for fifth quarter in a row and largest market in terms of total deal value for the second quarter in a row. The region witnessed decrease in the number of deals and deal value with 90 deals worth $18.6 billion in Q1 2022, as compared to 113 deals worth $22 billion in Q4 2021.

Europe is followed by Asia Pacific region which registered a slight decline in the number of deals and huge increase in deal value with 61 deals worth $10.4 billion in Q1 2022, as compared to 64 deals worth $4.7 billion in Q4 2021. North America registered a decrease in the number of deals and an increase in deal value with 42 deals worth $13.4 billion in Q1 2022, as compared to 55 deals worth $11.6 billion in Q4 2021.

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