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April 30, 2022

Construction & Real Estate industry M&A deals total $4.3bn in Europe in March 2022

By Carmen

Total construction & real estate industry M&A deals worth $4.3bn were announced in Europe in March 2022, led by Benedict Real Estate Bidco’s $1.52bn acquisition of Hibernia REIT, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 125.5% over the previous month of $1.92bn and a drop of 38.05% when compared with the last 12-month average of $6.99bn.

Europe held a 53.86% share of the global construction & real estate industry M&A deal value that totalled $8.04bn in March 2022. With a 26.37% share and deals worth $2.12bn, the UK 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 57 deals during March 2022, marking an increase of 5.56% over the previous month and a drop of 3.39% over the 12-month average. The UK recorded 23 deals during the month.

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

The top five construction & real estate industry M&A deals accounted for 87.4% of the overall value during March 2022.

The combined value of the top five construction & real estate deals stood at $3.78bn, against the overall value of $4.3bn recorded for the month.

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

1) Benedict Real Estate Bidco $1.52bn acquisition deal with Hibernia REIT

2) The $958.22m acquisition of Bluebutton Holdco 5 Broadgate (Jersey) by Broadgate Five Holdings (Jersey)

3) Workspace Group $574.86m acquisition deal with McKay Securities

4) The $421.22m acquisition of The Instant Group by IWG

5) Fomento de Construcciones y Contratas $312.13m acquisition deal for 24% stake in Metrovacesa

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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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