Analysis of the key themes driving private equity deal activity reveals that energy storage accounted for 16 power deals announced in Q1 2024, worth a total value of $1.4bn. The $500m investment by BlackRock in Recurrent Energy was the industry’s largest disclosed deal. A thorough analysis of the disruptive themes and the Private Equity deal activity are included in GlobalData’s Power Industry Mergers and Acquisitions Deals by Top Themes report. Buy the report here.

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In value terms, energy storage-related deal activity increased by 40% in Q1 2024 compared with the previous quarter’s total of $1bn and rose by 112% as compared to Q1 2023. Related deal volume increased by 100% in Q1 2024 versus the previous quarter and was 23% higher than in Q1 2023.

The top-ranked financial advisors supporting these private equity deals in Q1 2024 were Bank of America; Jefferies Financial Group; KKR with 1, 1, 1 deals respectively.

The top-ranked legal advisors supporting these private equity deals in Q1 2024 were Foley & Lardner; Kirkland & Ellis; ARQIS Rechtsanwalte Partnerschaftsgesellschaft with 2, 2, 1 deals respectively.

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This content was updated on 23 April 2024

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GlobalData’s Deals Database tracks global deal activity, including mergers, acquisitions, capital raising, strategic alliances, and licensing agreements. Proprietary analysis is used to group deals into key thematic areas and granular sectors across the world’s largest industries.

This analysis considers only announced and completed deals from the GlobalData financial deals database and excludes all terminated and rumoured deals. Deal type includes Buyouts and Direct Investments done by Private Equity firms.