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June 21, 2021

Construction & Real Estate industry M&A deals total $47bn globally in May 2021

Total construction & real estate industry M&A deals worth $47bn were announced globally 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 746.1% over the previous month of $5.55bn and a rise of 409.9% when compared with the last 12-month average, which stood at $9.21bn.

Comparing M&A deals value in different regions of the globe, Europe held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $40.85bn. At the country level, the Germany topped the list in terms of deal value at $36.42bn.

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

The top country in terms of M&A deals activity in May 2021 was the US with 49 deals, followed by the China with 14 and Sweden with 12.

In 2021, as of May, construction & real estate M&A deals worth $86.58bn were announced globally, marking an increase of 90.1% year on year.

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

The top five M&A deals accounted for 93.1% of the overall value during May 2021.

The combined value of the top five construction & real estate M&A deals stood at $43.74bn, against the overall value of $47bn 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 $3.4bn acquisition of Monmouth Real Estate Investment by Equity Commonwealth

3) Brighton Bidco’s $2.13bn acquisition of St. Modwen Properties

4) The $1.25bn acquisition of Chryso by Compagnie de Saint-Gobain

5) sprav. spol., Tatra Asset Management and Wood & Company Investicni Spolecnost’s acquisition of Aupark for $548.73m.

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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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