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November 25, 2021

Construction & Real Estate industry M&A deals total $16.1bn globally in October 2021

Total construction & real estate industry M&A deals worth $16.1bn were announced globally in October 2021, led by Iris Acquisition II’s $5.7bn acquisition of Cominar Real Estate Investment Trust, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 153.5% over the previous month of $6.35bn and a rise of 13% when compared with the last 12-month average, which stood at $14.23bn.

Comparing M&A deals value in different regions of the globe, North America held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $8.21bn. At the country level, the Canada topped the list in terms of deal value at $5.7bn.

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

The top country in terms of M&A deals activity in October 2021 was the US with 47 deals, followed by the China with 21 and Sweden with 11.

In 2021, as of October, construction & real estate M&A deals worth $137.65bn were announced globally, marking an increase of 74.1% year on year.

construction & real estate industry M&A deals in October 2021: Top deals

The top five M&A deals accounted for 73.3% of the overall value during October 2021.

The combined value of the top five construction & real estate M&A deals stood at $11.79bn, against the overall value of $16.1bn recorded for the month.

The top five construction & real estate industry M&A deals of October 2021 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) Iris Acquisition II $5.7bn acquisition deal with Cominar Real Estate Investment Trust

2) The $2.12bn acquisition of Aventus Group by Home Consortium and HomeCo Daily Needs REIT

3) Gazit Hercules 2020 $1.68bn acquisition deal with Atrium European Real Estate

4) The $1.34bn acquisition of Cromology by DuluxGroup

5) Aquaman Hong Kong $942.76m acquisition deal with Chengdu Polar Ocean IndustrialLimited,Qingdao Polar Ocean WorldLimited,Tianjin Polar TravelLimited and Wuhan Polar Ocean World InvestmentLimited

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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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