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February 22, 2022

Construction & Real Estate industry M&A deals total $3.1bn in Europe in January 2022

By Carmen

Total construction & real estate industry M&A deals worth $3.1bn were announced in Europe in January 2022, led by DIC Real Estate InvestmentsKGaA’s $1.2bn acquisition of VIB Vermogen, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 54.04% over the previous month of $1.98bn and a drop of 57.2% when compared with the last 12-month average of $7.12bn.

Europe held a 33.70% share of the global construction & real estate industry M&A deal value that totalled $9.05bn in January 2022. With a 13.26% share and deals worth $1.2bn, Germany was the top country in Europe’s M&A deal value across construction & real estate industry.

In terms of M&A deal activity, Europe recorded 47 deals during January 2022, marking a decrease of 41.25% over the previous month and a drop of 20.34% over the 12-month average. The UK recorded 13 deals during the month.

Europe construction & real estate industry M&A deals in January 2022: Top deals

The top five construction & real estate industry M&A deals accounted for 71.5% of the overall value during January 2022.

The combined value of the top five construction & real estate deals stood at $2.18bn, against the overall value of $3.1bn recorded for the month.

The top five construction & real estate industry M&A deals of January 2022 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) DIC Real Estate InvestmentsKGaA $1.2bn acquisition deal for 51% stake in VIB Vermogen

2) The $385.16m acquisition of PRB Group by Holcim

3) Barratt Developments $334.75m acquisition deal with Gladman Developments

4) The $147.27m acquisition of La Finca Global Assets SOCIMI by Grupo LaFinca

5) Piraeus Bank Group $111.12m acquisition deal with Trastor Real Estate Investment Co

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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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