Total construction & real estate industry M&A deals in July 2019 worth $12.8bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.
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The value marked an increase of 186.8% over the previous month and a drop of 0.8% when compared with the last 12-month average, which stood at $12.9bn.
Comparing deals value in different regions of the globe, North America held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $6bn. At the country level, the US topped the list in terms of deal value at $4.8bn.
In terms of volumes, Europe emerged as the top region for construction & real estate industry M&A deals globally, followed by North America and then Asia-Pacific.
The top country in terms of M&A deals activity in July 2019 was the US with 57 deals, followed by the UK with 25 and China with 15.
In 2019, as of the end of July 2019, construction & real estate M&A deals worth $74.33bn were announced globally, marking a decrease of 66.1% year on year.
Construction & real estate industry M&A deals in July 2019: Top deals
The top five construction & real estate industry M&A deals accounted for 60.9% of the overall value during July 2019.
The combined value of the top five construction & real estate M&A deals stood at $7.79bn, against the overall value of $12.8bn recorded for the month.
The top five construction & real estate industry deals of July 2019 tracked by GlobalData were:
1) Prologis’ $3.99bn acquisition of Industrial Property Trust
2) The $1.2bn acquisition of Pure Multi-Family REIT by Cortland Partners
3) Argan's $1.01bn acquisition of SCI Cargo Property Assets
4) The $957.13m asset transaction with Sadbhav Infrastructure Project by IndInfravit Trust
5) Gazit-Globe's acquisition of Atrium European Real Estate for $633.62m.
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.