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January 19, 2021

Construction & real estate industry deals in December 2020 total $17.7bn globally

Total construction & real estate industry deals for December 2020 worth $17.7bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 34.5% over the previous month and a drop of 2.04% when compared with the last 12-month average of $18.07bn.

In terms of number of deals, the sector saw a rise of 21.1% over the last 12-month average with 247 deals against the average of 204 deals.

In value terms, Europe led the activity with deals worth $7.1bn.

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

The top five construction & real estate deals accounted for 54.7% of the overall value during December 2020.

The combined value of the top five construction & real estate deals stood at $9.68bn, against the overall value of $17.7bn recorded for the month.

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

1) Blackwells Capital's $3.8bn private equity deal with Monmouth Real Estate Investment

2) The $1.97bn acquisition of Hd Ejendomme by Heimstaden Bostad

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

4) The $1.01bn acquisition of Xinyi Glass Holdings by Unified Group Investments

5) Clay Holdings III's acquisition of Soilbuild Business Space REIT for $956.34m.

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.

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