Construction & Real Estate industry cross border private equity deals total $2.07bn globally in Q4 2020

3 March 2021 (Last Updated March 3rd, 2021 18:27)

Total construction & real estate cross border private equity deals worth $2.07bn were announced globally in Q4 2020, with PAI Partners’ $1.94bn deal with Apleona’s biggest investment, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 77.03% over the previous quarter and a drop of 80.6% when compared with the last four-quarter average, which stood at $10.67bn.

Comparing cross border deals value in different regions of the globe, Europe held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $1.97bn. At the country level, the Germany topped the list in terms of deal value at $1.94bn.

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

The top country in terms of cross border private equity deals activity in Q4 2020 Germany with five deals, followed by the Sweden with four and the US with four.

In 2020, at the end of Q4 2020, cross border private equity deals worth $38.07bn were announced globally across the construction & real estate industry, marking an increase of 15.7% year on year.

Cross Border private equity deals in construction & real estate industry in Q4 2020: Top deals

The top five construction & real estate industry cross border private equity deals accounted for a 99.7% share of the overall value during Q4 2020.

The combined value of the top five construction & real estate cross border private equity deals stood at $2.06bn, against the overall value of $2.07bn recorded for the quarter.

The top five construction & real estate industry cross border deals of Q4 2020 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) PAI Partners’ $1.94bn private equity deal with Apleona

2) The $78.01m private equity deal with Right Time Heating and Air Conditioning Canada by Gryphon Investors

3) Helikon Investments’ $27.77m private equity deal with Metrovacesa

4) The $10.37m private equity deal with Cobul Constructions by MBH Corporation

5) Hearthstone Investments’ private equity with StoryBuilt for $7m.

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.