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June 25, 2021

Construction & Real Estate industry M&A deals total $40.9bn in Europe in May 2021

Total construction & real estate industry M&A deals worth $40.9bn were announced in Europe in May 2021, led by Vonovia’s $36.42bn acquisition of Deutsche Wohnen, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 2016.6% over the previous month of $1.93bn and a rise of 1323.3% when compared with the last 12-month average of $2.87bn.

Europe held an 86.99% share of the global construction & real estate industry M&A deal value that totalled $46.96bn in May 2021. With a 77.56% share and deals worth $36.42bn, 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 50 deals during May 2021, marking an increase of 35.14% over the previous month and a rise of 13.64% over the 12-month average. Sweden recorded 12 deals during the month.

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

The top five construction & real estate industry M&A deals accounted for 99.2% of the overall value during May 2021.

The combined value of the top five construction & real estate deals stood at $40.53bn, against the overall value of $40.9bn recorded for the month.

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

1) Vonovia’s $36.42bn acquisition of Deutsche Wohnen

2) The $2.13bn acquisition of St. Modwen Properties by Brighton Bidco

3) Compagnie de Saint-Gobain’s $1.25bn acquisition of Chryso

4) The $548.73m acquisition of 60% stake in Aupark by sprav. spol., Tatra Asset Management and Wood & Company Investicni Spolecnost

5) Trophi Fastighets’ acquisition of TRE Kronor Property Investment for $194.39m.

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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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