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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.

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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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