Total construction & real estate industry M&A deals worth $35.5bn were announced globally in April 2021, led by $15.32bn merger of Suez and Veolia Environnement, according to GlobalData’s deals database.
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The value marked an increase of 166.3% over the previous month of $13.32bn and a rise of 205.3% when compared with the last 12-month average, which stood at $11.62bn.
Comparing M&A deals value in different regions of the globe, Europe held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $17.16bn. At the country level, the US topped the list in terms of deal value at $16.98bn.
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 April 2021 was the US with 70 deals, followed by the Malaysia with ten and Japan with eight.
In 2021, as of April, construction & real estate M&A deals worth $70.71bn were announced globally, marking an increase of 38.3% year on year.
construction & real estate industry M&A deals in April 2021: Top deals
The top five M&A deals accounted for 92.8% of the overall value during April 2021.
The combined value of the top five construction & real estate M&A deals stood at $32.91bn, against the overall value of $35.5bn recorded for the month.
The top five construction & real estate industry M&A deals of April 2021 tracked by GlobalData were:
1) The $15.32bn merger of Suez and Veolia Environnement
2) The $11.01bn merger of Realty Income and VEREIT
3) The $3.87bn merger of Kimco Realty and Weingarten Realty Investors
4) The $1.8bn acquisition of Knoll by Herman Miller
5) Zakiono Enterprises’ acquisition of Globalworth Real Estate Investments for $922.4m.
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.