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March 27, 2020

Construction & real estate industry M&A deals in February 2020 total $25.25bn globally

Total construction & real estate industry M&A deals in February 2020 worth $25.25bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 661.2% over the previous month and a rise of 75.2% when compared with the last 12-month average, which stood at $14.41bn.

Comparing deals value in different regions of the globe, North America held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $14.32bn. At the country level, the US topped the list in terms of deal value at $10.69bn.

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.

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The top country in terms of M&A deals activity in February 2020 was the US with 59 deals, followed by the UK with ten and China with eight.

In 2020, as of the end of February 2020, construction & real estate M&A deals worth $28.57bn were announced globally, marking an increase of 19.8% year on year.

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

The top five construction & real estate industry M&A deals accounted for 80.5% of the overall value during February 2020.

The combined value of the top five construction & real estate M&A deals stood at $20.32bn, against the overall value of $25.25bn recorded for the month.

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

1) Simon Property Group's $7.38bn acquisition of Taubman Centers

2) The $6.16bn acquisition of Wheelock and by Admiral Power

3) KingSett Capital and Starlight Group Property Holdings’ $3.63bn acquisition of Northview Apartment REIT

4) The $2.3bn acquisition of Front Yard Residential by Amherst Residential

5) PowerTeam Services's acquisition of Miller Pipeline and Minnesota Limited for $850m.

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.

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