Total construction & real estate industry cross border M&A deals worth $1.1bn were announced globally in March 2022, led by IWG’s $421.22m acquisition of The Instant Group, according to GlobalData’s deals database.
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The value marked a decrease of 63.1% over the previous month of $2.93bn and a drop of 69% when compared with the last 12-month average, which stood at $3.48bn.
Comparing cross border M&A deals value in different regions of the globe, Europe held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $863.31m. At the country level, the UK topped the list in terms of deal value at $545.9m.
In terms of volumes, Europe emerged as the top region for construction & real estate industry cross border M&A deals globally, followed by North America and then Asia-Pacific.
The top country in terms of cross border M&A deals activity in March 2022 was the UK with seven deals, followed by the US with four and Ireland with two.
In 2022, as of March, construction & real estate cross border M&A deals worth $4.94bn were announced globally, marking an increase of 73% year on year.
construction & real estate industry cross border M&A deals in March 2022: Top deals
The top five cross border M&A deals accounted for 91.7% of the overall value during March 2022.
The combined value of the top five construction & real estate cross border M&A deals stood at $991.8m, against the overall value of $1.1bn recorded for the month.
The top five construction & real estate industry cross border M&A deals of March 2022 tracked by GlobalData were:
1) IWG $421.22m acquisition deal with The Instant Group
2) The $209.31m acquisition of 35% stake in C&D Property Management Group by C&D International Investment Group
3) Recticel $181.33m acquisition deal with Trimo
4) The $124.69m acquisition of R&F Properties VS (UK) by Next Talent Developments
5) DoveVivo $55.24m acquisition deal with Chez Nestor
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.