Total construction & real estate industry M&A deals in October 2020 worth $6.83bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.
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The value marked an increase of 62.4% over the previous month and a drop of 42.6% when compared with the last 12-month average, which stood at $11.9bn.
Comparing deals value in different regions of the globe, Asia-Pacific held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $3.83bn. At the country level, China topped the list in terms of deal value at $2.12bn.
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.
The top country in terms of M&A deals activity in October 2020 was the US with 49 deals, followed by China with 34 and the UK with 12.
In 2020, as of the end of October 2020, construction & real estate M&A deals worth $95.4bn were announced globally, marking a decrease of 39.4% year on year.
Construction & real estate industry M&A deals in October 2020: Top deals
The top five construction & real estate industry M&A deals accounted for 49.2% of the overall value during October 2020.
The combined value of the top five construction & real estate M&A deals stood at $3.36bn, against the overall value of $6.83bn recorded for the month.
The top five construction & real estate industry deals of October 2020 tracked by GlobalData were:
1) Shanghai Oriental Kangqiao Real Estate Development's $1.08bn acquisition of Guangzhou Greenland Real Estate Development
2) The $1.02bn acquisition of Usg Boral Building Products by Gebr Knauf
3) MASTIFF BIDCO's $823.4m acquisition of McCarthy & Stone
4) The $219.4m acquisition of Shengyuan Real Estate by Ningbo United Group
5) Helios Technologies’ acquisition of Balboa Water Group for $218.5m.
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.