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September 16, 2021

Construction & Real Estate industry cross border M&A deals total $9.6bn globally in August 2021

Total construction & real estate industry cross border M&A deals worth $9.6bn were announced globally in August 2021, led by ESR Cayman’s $5.2bn acquisition of ARA Asset Management, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 570.6% over the previous month of $1.43bn and a rise of 174.8% when compared with the last 12-month average, which stood at $3.49bn.

Comparing cross border M&A deals value in different regions of the globe, Asia-Pacific held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $5.54bn. At the country level, the Singapore topped the list in terms of deal value at $5.2bn.

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 August 2021 was Italy with four deals, followed by the Norway with three and the UK with three.

In 2021, as of August, construction & real estate cross border M&A deals worth $34.79bn were announced globally, marking an increase of 52.3% year on year.

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

The top five cross border M&A deals accounted for 98.5% of the overall value during August 2021.

The combined value of the top five construction & real estate cross border M&A deals stood at $9.44bn, against the overall value of $9.6bn recorded for the month.

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

1) ESR Cayman $5.2bn acquisition deal with ARA Asset Management

2) The $3.1bn acquisition of WPT Industrial Real Estate Investment Trust by Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust

3) Castellum $693.35m acquisition deal for 11.8% stake in Entra

4) The $272.09m acquisition of PicassoLimited and Yuuki Sangyo by ES-CON Japan

5) Cementos Molins $177.99m acquisition deal with Calucem

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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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