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September 1, 2020

Construction & real estate industry M&A deals in July 2020 total $3.33bn globally

Total construction & real estate industry M&A deals in July 2020 worth $3.33bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 63.8% over the previous month and a drop of 78.7% when compared with the last 12-month average, which stood at $15.65bn.

Comparing deals value in different regions of the globe, Asia-Pacific held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $2.46bn. At the country level, China topped the list in terms of deal value at $1.14bn.

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

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The top country in terms of M&A deals activity in July 2020 was the US with 39 deals, followed by China with 26 and the UK with 11.

In 2020, as of the end of July 2020, construction & real estate M&A deals worth $69.46bn were announced globally, marking a decrease of 16.5% year on year.

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

The top five construction & real estate industry M&A deals accounted for 50.05% of the overall value during July 2020.

The combined value of the top five construction & real estate M&A deals stood at $1.67bn, against the overall value of $3.33bn recorded for the month.

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

1) The merger of ESR Funds Management (S) and Sabana Real Estate Investment Management for $542.75m

2) The $342.58m acquisition of Tahoe Group by China Vanke

3) Sino Shield's $322.43m acquisition of Rich Fast International

4) The $314.36m acquisition of Societa Italiana Traforo Autostradale del Frejus by ASTM

5) M Strong's acquisition of Trace-M Invest for $143.44m.

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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