Construction & Real Estate industry cross border M&A deals total $15.12bn globally in Q4 2020

3 March 2021 (Last Updated March 3rd, 2021 18:25)

Total construction & real estate industry cross border M&A deals worth $15.12bn were announced globally in Q4 2020, led by Samhallsbyggnadsbolaget i Norden’s $6.42bn acquisition of Entra, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 171.9% over the previous quarter and a rise of 57.2% when compared with the last four-quarter average, which stood at $9.62bn.

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 $10.53bn. At the country level, the Norway topped the list in terms of deal value at $6.82bn.

In terms of volumes, Europe emerged as the top region for construction & real estate industry cross border M&A deals globally, followed by Asia-Pacific and then North America.

The top country in terms of cross border M&A deals activity in Q4 2020 was the US with 12 deals, followed by the Norway with nine and China with eight.

In 2020, at the end of Q4 2020, cross border M&A deals worth $43.77bn were announced globally in construction & real estate industry, marking a decrease of 8.3% year on year.

Cross Border M&A deals in construction & real estate industry in Q4 2020: Top deals

The top five cross border M&A deals in construction & real estate industry accounted for 75.19% of the overall value during Q4 2020.

The combined value of the top deals stood at $11.37bn, against the overall value of $15.12bn recorded for the quarter.

The top five construction & real estate industry cross border construction & real estate 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) Gebr Knauf’s $1.02bn acquisition of Usg Boral Building Products

4) The $1.01bn acquisition of Xinyi Glass Holdings by Unified Group Investments

5) Clay Holdings III’s acquisition of Soilbuild Business Space REIT for $956.34m.

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.