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October 31, 2022

Construction & Real Estate industry M&A deals total $3.9bn globally in September 2022

By Carmen

Total construction & real estate industry M&A deals worth $3.9bn were announced globally in September 2022, led by Vistry Group’s $1.5bn acquisition of Countryside Partnerships, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 12.1% over the previous month of $4.39bn and a drop of 77.4% when compared with the last 12-month average, which stood at $17.07bn.

Comparing M&A deals value in different regions of the globe, Europe held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $2.37bn. At the country level, the UK topped the list in terms of deal value at $1.7bn.

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 September 2022 was the US with 40 deals, followed by the China with 22 and the UK with 11.

In 2022, as of September, construction & real estate M&A deals worth $141.43bn were announced globally, marking an increase of 30.8% year on year.

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

The top five M&A deals accounted for 75.4% of the overall value during September 2022.

The combined value of the top five construction & real estate M&A deals stood at $2.91bn, against the overall value of $3.9bn recorded for the month.

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

1) Vistry Group’s $1.5bn acquisition deal with Countryside Partnerships

2) The $577.08m acquisition of 14.5% stake in HOCHTIEF by Actividades de Construccion y Servicios

3) Qassim Cement’s $377.88m acquisition deal with Hail Cement

4) The $275.68m acquisition of 40% stake in Guangxi Logan Guiwu Expressway by NWS Holdings

5) Chinachem Group’s $183.1m acquisition deal with Farringdon East (Jersey)

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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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