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May 24, 2019

Construction & real estate industry M&A deals in April 2019 total $11.41bn globally

Total construction & real estate industry M&A deals in April 2019 worth $11.41bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 8.5% over the previous month and a drop of 32.7% when compared with the last 12-month average, which stood at $16.94bn.

Comparing deals value in different regions of the globe, Europe held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $5.97bn. At the country level, Singapore topped the list in terms of deal value at $3.23bn.

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

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The top country in terms of M&A deals activity in April 2019 was the US with 37 deals, followed by the UK with 18 and China with 16.

In 2019, as of the end of April 2019, construction & real estate M&A deals worth $53.61bn were announced globally, marking a decrease of 64.8% year on year.

Construction & real estate industry M&A deals in April 2019: Top deals

The top five construction & real estate industry M&A deals accounted for 66.6% of the overall value during April 2019.

The combined value of the top five construction & real estate industry M&A deals stood at $7.59bn, against the overall value of $11.41bn recorded for the month. The top announced construction & real estate industry M&A deal tracked by GlobalData in April 2019 was $2.88bn merger of OUE Commercial REIT Management and OUE Hospitality Trust Management.

In second place was the $2.38bn acquisition of Titan Cement by TITAN Cement International and in third place was Atlantia’s $844.01m stake acquisition of HOCHTIEF.

The $791.5m acquisition of Recticel Flexible Foams and Recticel Insulation by Kingspan Group and Victor Select’s acquisition of Eminent Star Group for $694.49m held fourth and fifth positions, respectively.

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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