Construction & real estate industry deals in August 2020 total $8.19bn globally

24 September 2020 (Last Updated September 24th, 2020 14:31)

Construction & real estate industry deals in August 2020 total $8.19bn globally

Total construction & real estate industry deals for August 2020 worth $8.19bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 26.6% over the previous month and a drop of 59.6% when compared with the last 12-month average of $20.25bn.

In terms of number of deals, the sector saw a drop of 22.2% over the last 12-month average with 158 deals against the average of 203 deals.

In value terms, North America led the activity with deals worth $4.23bn.

Construction & real estate industry deals in August 2020: Top deals

The top five construction & real estate deals accounted for 62.5% of the overall value during August 2020.

The combined value of the top five construction & real estate deals stood at $5.12bn, against the overall value of $8.19bn recorded for the month.

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

1) Builders FirstSource's $2.5bn acquisition of BMC Stock

2) The $900m acquisition of Jernigan Capital by NexPoint Advisors

3) The merger of Gafisa and Tecnisa for $734.98m

4) The merger of Embassy One Commercial Property Developments, and Nam EstatesLtd by Indiabulls Real Estate for $600.14m.

5) Rester Management's acquisition of Elad Canada for $379.9m.

Verdict deals analysis methodology

This analysis considers only announced and completed 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.