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Six Investing Trends Reshaping Power and Utilities Sector Despite COVID

August 13, 2020

Investors in the global power and utilities sector embraced agendas that created long-term value during the first half of this year, as the COVID-19 pandemic roiled the world. Recent activity points to several interesting trends that will likely persist in a post-crisis world and may even accelerate change in the sector, new analyses from global consulting firm Ernst & Young (EY) suggests.

According to EY’s Aug. 6–released Power and Utilities Transactions and Trends report, during the first half of 2020, the Power & Utilities (P&U) sector saw global deal value soar to $58.8 billion—a 24% increase compared to the same period in 2019—but much of it was in Asia-Pacific, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.

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