Construction & real estate industry M&A deals in April 2020 total $6.74bn globally

20 May 2020 (Last Updated May 20th, 2020 15:41)
Construction & real estate industry M&A deals in April 2020 total $6.74bn globally

Total construction & real estate industry M&A deals in April 2020 worth $6.74bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 53.5% over the previous month and a drop of 57.2% when compared with the last 12-month average, which stood at $15.75bn.

Comparing deals value in different regions of the globe, Asia-Pacific held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $4.39bn. At the country level, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China topped the list in terms of deal value at $2.29bn.

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

The top country in terms of M&A deals activity in April 2020 was China with 19 deals, followed by the US with 16 and Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China with ten.

In 2020, as of the end of April 2020, construction & real estate M&A deals worth $40.78bn were announced globally, marking a decrease of 16.3% year on year.

Construction & real estate industry M&A deals in April 2020: Top deals

The top five construction & real estate industry M&A deals accounted for 57.9% of the overall value during April 2020.

The combined value of the top five construction & real estate M&A deals stood at $3.9bn, against the overall value of $6.74bn recorded for the month.

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

1) Fuyue Investment Management's $1.21bn acquisition of Vivid Synergy

2) The $776.83m acquisition of Lai Fung by Lai Sun Development

3) National Central Cooling's $675.16m asset transaction with Emaar Properties

4) The $666.41m acquisition of Jinke Property Group by Guangdong Hongmin Enterprise Management Consulting

5) Yield Smart's acquisition of United Progress Group for $567.64m.

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.