Total construction & real estate industry cross border deals worth $11.1bn were announced globally for August 2021, with the $5.2bn acquisition of ARA Asset Management being the sector’s biggest investment, according to GlobalData’s deals database.
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The value marked an increase of 367.7% over the previous month of $2.38bn and a rise of 45.1% when compared with the last 12-month average of $7.67bn.
In terms of number of cross border deals, the sector saw a drop of 6.00% with 47 deals in August 2021 when compared to the last 12-month average of 50 deals.
In value terms, Asia-Pacific led the activity with cross border deals worth $5.55bn in August 2021.
construction & real estate industry cross border deals in August 2021: Top deals
The top five cross border deals accounted for 92.2% of the overall value during August 2021.
The combined value of the top five cross border deals stood at $10.26bn, against the overall value of $11.1bn recorded for the month.
The top five construction & real estate industry cross border deals of August 2021 tracked by GlobalData were:
1) ESR Cayman $5.2bn acquisition deal with ARA Asset Management
2) The $3.1bn acquisition of WPT Industrial Real Estate Investment Trust by Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust
3) Apollo European Principal Finance Fund III $998.26m private equity deal with Ente Nazionale di Previdenza ed Assistenza dei Medici e degli Odontoiatri (ENPAM)
4) The $693.35m acquisition of Entra by Castellum
5) ES-CON Japan $272.09m acquisition deal with PicassoLimited and Yuuki Sangyo
Verdict deals analysis methodology
This analysis considers only announced and completed cross border 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.