Construction & real estate industry M&A deals in Q1 2019 total $41.97bn globally

30 April 2019 (Last Updated April 30th, 2019 08:13)

Construction & real estate industry M&A deals in Q1 2019 total $41.97bn globally

Total construction & real estate industry M&A deals in Q1 2019 worth $41.97bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 27.6% over the previous quarter and a drop of 39.9% when compared with the last four-quarter average, which stood at $69.87bn.

Comparing deals value in different regions of the globe, Asia-Pacific held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $18.14bn. At the country level, Singapore topped the list in terms of deal value at $10.13bn.

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

The top country in terms of M&A deals activity in Q1 2019 was the US with 167 deals, followed by the UK with 43 and China with 43.

In 2019, as of the end of Q1 2019, construction & real estate M&A deals worth $41.97bn were announced globally, marking a decrease of 64.6% year on year.

Construction & real estate industry M&A deals in Q1 2019: Top deals

The top five construction & real estate industry M&A deals accounted for 55.6% of the overall value during Q1 2019.

The combined value of the top five construction & real estate industry M&A deals stood at $23.35bn, against the overall value of $41.97bn recorded for the quarter. The top announced construction & real estate industry M&A deal tracked by GlobalData in Q1 2019 was FFIL SNIEZKA’s $9.05bn acquisition of Poli-farbe Vegyipari Korlatolt Felelossegu Tarsasag.

In second place was the $8.12bn acquisition of Ascendas and Singbridge by CapitaLand and in third place was the $2.2bn merger of Cousins Properties and TIER REIT.

The $2bn acquisition of HFF by Jones Lang LaSalle and Times Holdings II’s acquisition of Hong Kong International Construction Investment Management Group for $1.97bn 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. 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.