Total construction & real estate industry M&A deals in August 2019 worth $15.99bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.
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The value marked an increase of 12.6% over the previous month and a rise of 35.4% when compared with the last 12-month average, which stood at $11.81bn.
Comparing deals value in different regions of the globe, Asia-Pacific held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $8.04bn. At the country level, Japan topped the list in terms of deal value at $5.45bn.
In terms of volumes, North America emerged as the top region for construction & real estate industry M&A deals globally, followed by Asia-Pacific and then Europe.
The top country in terms of M&A deals activity in August 2019 was the US with 47 deals, followed by the UK with 11 and China with 11.
In 2019, as of the end of August 2019, construction & real estate M&A deals worth $92.58bn were announced globally, marking a decrease of 60.04% year on year.
Construction & real estate industry M&A deals in August 2019: Top deals
The top five construction & real estate industry M&A deals accounted for 79.6% of the overall value during August 2019.
The combined value of the top five construction & real estate M&A deals stood at $12.72bn, against the overall value of $15.99bn recorded for the month.
The top five construction & real estate industry deals of August 2019 tracked by GlobalData were:
1) Sapporo GK's $5.37bn acquisition of UNIZO Holdings Company
2) The $3.91bn acquisition of Currenta by Macquarie Infrastructure And Real Assets
3) Great Pacific Capital's $1.76bn acquisition of Canfor
4) The $1.2bn merger of Broadmark Capital and Trinity Merger
5) Shanghai China Shipping Terminal Development's acquisition of CCCC Dredging Group for $481.35m.
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.