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January 21, 2021updated 28 Jan 2021 8:52pm

Construction & real estate industry M&A deals in Q4 2020 total $59.95bn globally

Total construction & real estate industry M&A deals in Q4 2020 worth $59.95bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 213.7% over the previous quarter and a rise of 73.9% when compared with the last four-quarter average, which stood at $34.48bn.

Comparing deals value in different regions of the globe, Asia-Pacific held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $26.09bn. At the country level, China topped the list in terms of deal value at $17.95bn.

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 Q4 2020 was the US with 154 deals, followed by China with 111 and the UK with 40.

In 2020, as of the end of Q4 2020, construction & real estate M&A deals worth $143.61bn were announced globally, marking a decrease of 23.5% year on year.

Construction & real estate industry M&A deals in Q4 2020: Top deals

The top five construction & real estate industry M&A deals accounted for 51.03% of the overall value during Q4 2020.

The combined value of the top five construction & real estate M&A deals stood at $30.59bn, against the overall value of $59.95bn recorded for the quarter.

The top five construction & real estate industry deals of Q4 2020 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) The $10.58bn merger of China Energy Engineering and China Gezhouba Group

2) The $8bn acquisition of HD Supply by The Home Depot

3) Samhallsbyggnadsbolaget i Norden’s $6.42bn acquisition of Entra

4) The $3.38bn acquisition of Norbord by West Fraser Timber

5) Shenergy’s acquisition of Xinjiang Guanghui Industry Investment (Group) for $2.22bn.

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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