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September 29, 2021

Construction & Real Estate industry M&A deals total $32.6bn globally in August 2021

Total construction & real estate industry M&A deals worth $32.6bn were announced globally in August 2021, led by VICI Properties’ $17.2bn acquisition of MGM Growth Properties, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 228.9% over the previous month of $9.9bn and a rise of 118.2% when compared with the last 12-month average, which stood at $14.92bn.

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 $20.98bn. At the country level, the US topped the list in terms of deal value at $17.85bn.

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

The top country in terms of M&A deals activity in August 2021 was the US with 51 deals, followed by the China with 19 and the UK with 13.

In 2021, as of August, construction & real estate M&A deals worth $154.11bn were announced globally, marking an increase of 158.8% year on year.

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

The top five M&A deals accounted for 93.04% of the overall value during August 2021.

The combined value of the top five construction & real estate M&A deals stood at $30.29bn, against the overall value of $32.6bn recorded for the month.

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

1) VICI Properties $17.2bn acquisition deal with MGM Growth Properties

2) The $5.2bn acquisition of ARA Asset Management by ESR Cayman

3) Castellum $4.1bn acquisition deal with Kungsleden

4) The $3.1bn acquisition of WPT Industrial Real Estate Investment Trust by Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust

5) Castellum $693.35m acquisition deal with Entra

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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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