Total construction & real estate industry deals worth $52.4bn were announced globally for May 2021, with the $36.42bn acquisition of Deutsche Wohnen being the sector’s biggest investment, according to GlobalData’s deals database.
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The value marked an increase of 683% over the previous month of $6.69bn and a rise of 227.2% when compared with the last 12-month average of $16.01bn.
In terms of number of deals, the sector saw a drop of 1.98% with 198 deals in May 2021 when compared to the last 12-month average of 202 deals.
In value terms, Europe led the activity with deals worth $43.86bn in May 2021.
Construction & Real Estate industry deals in May 2021: Top deals
The top five deals accounted for 87.9% of the overall value during May 2021.
The combined value of the top five deals stood at $46.03bn, against the overall value of $52.4bn recorded for the month.
The top five construction & real estate industry deals of May 2021 tracked by GlobalData were:
1) Vonovia’s $36.42bn acquisition of Deutsche Wohnen
2) The $3.4bn acquisition of Monmouth Real Estate Investment by Equity Commonwealth
3) KKRInc’s $2.84bn private equity deal with John Laing Group
4) The $2.13bn acquisition deal of St. Modwen Properties by Brighton Bidco
5) Compagnie de Saint-Gobain’s acquisition deal with Chryso for $1.25bn.
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.