Construction & Real Estate industry cross border deals total $8.13bn globally in December 2020

29 January 2021 (Last Updated February 12th, 2021 07:27)

Total construction & real estate industry cross border deals worth $8.13bn were announced globally for December 2020, with the $1.97bn acquisition of Hd Ejendomme being the sector’s biggest investment, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 449.3% over the previous month of $1.48bn and a rise of 23.6% when compared with the last 12-month average of $6.58bn.

In terms of number of cross border deals, the sector saw a rise of 40.48% with 59 deals in December 2020 when compared to the last 12-month average of 42 deals.

In value terms, Europe led the activity with cross border deals worth $5.07bn in December 2020.

Construction & Real Estate industry cross border deals in December 2020: Top deals

The top five cross border deals accounted for 79.4% of the overall value during December 2020.

The combined value of the top five cross border deals stood at $6.46bn, against the overall value of $8.13bn recorded for the month.

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

1) Heimstaden Bostad’s $1.97bn acquisition of Hd Ejendomme

2) The $1.94bn private equity deal with Apleona by PAI Partners

3) Unified Group Investments’ $1.01bn acquisition of Xinyi Glass Holdings

4) The $956.34m acquisition deal of Soilbuild Business Space REIT by Clay Holdings III

5) Bestinver and Meridiam’s asset transaction deal with Acciona for $579.07m.

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.