Samhallsbyggnadsbolaget i Norden’s $6.42bn acquisition of Entra was the construction & real estate industry’s biggest cross border deal of Q4 2020 as cross border deals worth $17.26bn were announced globally in the quarter, according to GlobalData’s deals database.
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The value marked an increase of 17.7% over the previous quarter and a drop of 17.9% when compared with the last four-quarter average of $21.03bn.
In terms of number of cross border deals, the sector saw a rise of 11.11% over the last four-quarter average with 140 deals against the average of 126 deals.
In value terms, Europe led the activity with cross border deals worth $12.52bn.
construction & real estate industry cross border deals in Q4 2020: Top deals
The top five construction & real estate industry cross border deals accounted for 71.6% of the overall value during Q4 2020.
The combined value of the top five cross border deals stood at $12.35bn, against the overall value of $21.03bn recorded for the quarter.
The top five construction & real estate industry cross border deals of Q4 2020 tracked by GlobalData were:
1) Samhallsbyggnadsbolaget i Norden’s $6.42bn acquisition of Entra
2) The $1.97bn acquisition of Hd Ejendomme by Heimstaden Bostad
3) PAI Partners’ $1.94bn private equity deal with Apleona
4) The $1.02bn acquisition of Usg Boral Building Products by Gebr Knauf
5) Unified Group Investments’ acquisition of Xinyi Glass Holdings for $1.01bn.
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.