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January 28, 2021

China’s construction & real estate industry sees a rise of 48.8% in deal activity in Q4 2020

China’s construction & real estate industry saw a rise of 48.8% in overall deal activity during Q4 2020, when compared with the last four-quarter average, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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A total of 119 deals worth $18.24bn were announced in Q4 2020, compared to the last four-quarter average of 80 deals.

M&A was the leading category in the quarter with 111 deals which accounted for 93.3% of all deals.

In second place was private equity with five deals, followed by venture financing with three transactions, respectively accounting for 4.2% and 2.5% of overall deal activity in the country’s construction & real estate industry during the quarter.

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In terms of value of deals, M&A was the leading deal category in China’s construction & real estate industry with total deals worth $17.95bn, while private equity and venture financing deals totalled $253.28m and $45.81m, respectively.

China construction & real estate industry deals in Q4 2020: Top deals

The top five construction & real estate deals accounted for 79.9% of the overall value during Q4 2020.

The combined value of the top five construction & real estate deals stood at $14.57bn, against the overall value of $18.24bn recorded for the quarter.

The top five construction & real estate industry deals of Q4 2020 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) The $10.58bn merger of China Energy Engineering and China Gezhouba Group

2) The $2.22bn acquisition of Xinjiang Guanghui Industry Investment (Group) by Shenergy

3) Shanghai Oriental Kangqiao Real Estate Development’s $1.08bn acquisition of Guangzhou Greenland Real Estate Development

4) The $359.46m acquisition of Guangzhou Pincheng Real Estate Development by Guangzhou Kuangyu Investment

5) Xinjiang Tianshan Iron and Steel United’s acquisition of Xinxing Cast Pipe Xinjiang for $329.59m.

Verdict deals analysis methodology

This analysis considers only announced and completed deals from the GlobalData financial deals database and excludes all terminated and rumoured deals. Country and industry are defined according to the headquarters and dominant industry of the target firm. The term ‘acquisition’ refers to both completed deals and those in the bidding stage.

GlobalData tracks real-time data concerning all merger and acquisition, private equity/venture capital and asset transaction activity around the world from thousands of company websites and other reliable sources.

More in-depth reports and analysis on all reported deals are available for subscribers to GlobalData’s deals database.


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