Construction & real estate industry M&A deals in February 2019 total $14.87bn globally

18 March 2019 (Last Updated March 19th, 2019 14:31)

Construction & real estate industry M&A deals in February 2019 total $14.87bn globally

Total construction & real estate industry M&A deals in February 2019 worth $14.87bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 4.8% over the previous month and a drop of 33.5% when compared with the last 12-month average, which stood at $22.35bn.

Comparing deals value in different regions of the globe, Europe held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $13.01bn. At the country level, Hungary topped the list in terms of deal value at $9.05bn.

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

The top country in terms of M&A deals activity in February 2019 was the US with 38 deals, followed by the UK with 13 and China with eight.

In 2019, as of the end of February 2019, construction & real estate M&A deals worth $30.5bn were announced globally, marking a decrease of 15.9% year on year.

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

The top five construction & real estate industry M&A deals accounted for 84% of the overall value during February 2019.

The combined value of the top five construction & real estate industry M&A deals stood at $12.49bn, against the overall value of $14.87bn recorded for the month. The top announced construction & real estate industry M&A deal tracked by GlobalData in February 2019 was FFIL SNIEZKA’s $9.05bn acquisition of Poli-farbe Vegyipari Korlatolt Felelossegu Tarsasag.

In second place was the $1.92bn asset transaction with Terreis by Swiss Life and in third place was Frasers Property (Thailand) Public’s $630.12m acquisition of Golden Land Property Development.

The $498.58m acquisition of Twinpeak Assets by Fabulous New and Schwenk Zement’s asset transaction with Cemex for $384.69m 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.

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.