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May 20, 2021

Construction & Real Estate industry cross border M&A deals total $2.1bn globally in April 2021

Total construction & real estate industry cross border M&A deals worth $2.1bn were announced globally in April 2021, led by Zakiono Enterprises’ $922.4m acquisition of Globalworth Real Estate Investments, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 42.6% over the previous month of $3.57bn and a drop of 47.3% when compared with the last 12-month average, which stood at $3.89bn.

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 $1.53bn. At the country level, the UK topped the list in terms of deal value at $1.48bn.

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 April 2021 was the UK with four deals, followed by the US with four and Denmark with two.

In 2021, as of April, construction & real estate cross border M&A deals worth $18.96bn were announced globally, marking an increase of 16.1% year on year.

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

The top five cross border M&A deals accounted for 90.6% of the overall value during April 2021.

The combined value of the top five construction & real estate cross border M&A deals stood at $1.86bn, against the overall value of $2.1bn recorded for the month.

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

1) Zakiono Enterprises’ $922.4m acquisition of Globalworth Real Estate Investments

2) The $553.16m acquisition of 51.5% stake in Globalworth Real Estate Investments by Aroundtown and CPI Property Group

3) Cube Highways and Infrastructure Pte.’s $218.08m acquisition of Ghaziabad Aligarh Expressway

4) The $122.49m acquisition of 80% stake in Zhangtai Services Group by Sunac Services Investment II

5) Victoria’s acquisition of Ceramica Colli Di Sassuolo, Ceramiche Capri Santa Maria and Vallelunga for $42.16m.

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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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