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July 28, 2020

Construction & real estate industry M&A deals in Q2 2020 total $22.04bn globally

Total construction & real estate industry M&A deals in Q2 2020 worth $22.04bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 46.9% over the previous quarter and a drop of 56% when compared with the last four-quarter average, which stood at $50.12bn.

Comparing deals value in different regions of the globe, Asia-Pacific held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $15.51bn. At the country level, China topped the list in terms of deal value at $5.93bn.

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

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The top country in terms of M&A deals activity in Q2 2020 was China with 74 deals, followed by the US with 74 and the UK with 28.

In 2020, as of the end of Q2 2020, construction & real estate M&A deals worth $65.35bn were announced globally, marking an increase of 3.1% year on year.

Construction & real estate industry M&A deals in Q2 2020: Top deals

The top five construction & real estate industry M&A deals accounted for 34.3% of the overall value during Q2 2020.

The combined value of the top five construction & real estate M&A deals stood at $7.57bn, against the overall value of $22.04bn recorded for the month.

The top five construction & real estate industry deals of Q2 2020 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) Primero Investment Holdings’ $3.2bn acquisition of Perennial Real Estate Holdings

2) The $1.21bn acquisition of Vivid Synergy by Fuyue Investment Management

3) Alibaba Group Holding's $1.19bn acquisition of Perennial Shenton Holding

4) The $994.26m acquisition of Guangzhou Wanxi Enterprise Management by CITIC Trust

5) Lai Sun Development's acquisition of Lai Fung for $970.58m.

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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