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August 30, 2021

Construction & Real Estate industry cross border M&A deals total $1.1bn in Europe in July 2021

Total construction & real estate industry cross border M&A deals worth $1.1bn were announced in Europe in July 2021, led by Castellum’s $758.1m acquisition of Kielo, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 49.3% over the previous month of $2.11bn and a drop of 46% when compared with the last 12-month average of $1.98bn.

Europe held an 89.92% share of the global construction & real estate industry cross border M&A deal value that totalled $1.19bn in July 2021. With a 63.71% share and deals worth $758.1m, Finland was the top country in Europe’s cross border M&A deal value across construction & real estate industry.

In terms of cross border M&A deal activity, Europe recorded 22 deals during July 2021, marking a decrease of 12.00% over the previous month and a rise of 29.41% over the 12-month average. Germany recorded six deals during the month.

Europe construction & real estate industry cross border M&A deals in July 2021: Top deals

The top three construction & real estate industry cross border M&A deals accounted for 99.06% of the overall value during July 2021.

The combined value of the top three construction & real estate cross border deals stood at $1.06bn, against the overall value of $1.07bn recorded for the month.

The top three construction & real estate industry cross border M&A deals of July 2021 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) Kielo $758.1m acquisition deal with Castellum

2) The $195.62m acquisition of Heimavellir Hf by Heimstaden

3) FPE Investments RE10,FPE Investments RE5,FPE Investments RE6 and Frankenthal $111.12m acquisition deal with Frasers Logistics & Commercial Trust

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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.

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