Total construction & real estate industry M&A deals worth $8.83bn were announced globally in January 2021, led by LafargeHolcim’s $3.4bn acquisition of Firestone Building ProductsLLC, according to GlobalData’s deals database.
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The value marked a decrease of 20.5% over the previous month of $11.11bn and a drop of 25.8% when compared with the last 12-month average, which stood at $11.9bn.
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 $6.09bn. At the country level, the US topped the list in terms of deal value at $6.07bn.
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 January 2021 was the US with 59 deals, followed by the UK with 13 and China with 11.
In 2021, as of January, construction & real estate M&A deals worth $8.83bn were announced globally, marking an increase of 24.2% year on year.
construction & real estate industry M&A deals in January 2021: Top deals
The top five M&A deals accounted for 84.9% of the overall value during January 2021.
The combined value of the top five construction & real estate M&A deals stood at $7.49bn, against the overall value of $8.83bn recorded for the month.
The top five construction & real estate industry M&A deals of January 2021 tracked by GlobalData were:
1) LafargeHolcim’s $3.4bn acquisition of Firestone Building ProductsLLC
2) The $2.64bn merger of Landcadia Holdings III and The Hillman Group by
3) Jiayuan International Group’s $934.57m acquisition of Luyuan Investment Holdings
4) The $267.42m acquisition of Immofinanz by Aggregate Holdings
5) Shanghai Fu Ting’s acquisition of Beijing Fraser Suites Real Estate Management for $247.31m.
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.