Total construction & real estate industry deals for Q4 2020 worth $89.35bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.
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The value marked an increase of 161.9% over the previous quarter and a rise of 79.7% when compared with the last four-quarter average of $49.72bn.
In terms of number of deals, the sector saw a rise of 15.6% over the last four-quarter average with 703 deals against the average of 608 deals.
In value terms, North America led the activity with deals worth $42.7bn.
Construction & real estate industry deals in Q4 2020: Top deals
The top five construction & real estate deals accounted for 36.01% of the overall value during Q4 2020.
The combined value of the top five construction & real estate deals stood at $32.17bn, against the overall value of $89.35bn recorded for the quarter.
The top five construction & real estate industry deals of Q4 2020 tracked by GlobalData were:
1) The $10.58bn merger of China Energy Engineering and China Gezhouba Group
2) The $8bn acquisition of HD Supply by The Home Depot
3) Samhallsbyggnadsbolaget i Norden’s $6.42bn acquisition of Entra
4) The $3.8bn private equity deal with Monmouth Real Estate Investment by Blackwells Capital
5) West Fraser Timber’s acquisition of Norbord for $3.38bn.
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.