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February 25, 2022

Construction & Real Estate industry M&A deals total $9.1bn globally in January 2022

By Carmen

Total construction & real estate industry M&A deals worth $9.1bn were announced globally in January 2022, led by Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust’s $3.7bn acquisition of Resource REIT, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 48.1% over the previous month of $17.45bn and a drop of 47% when compared with the last 12-month average, which stood at $17.07bn.

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 $4.1bn. At the country level, the US topped the list in terms of deal value at $4.1bn.

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 2022 was the US with 72 deals, followed by the China with 21 and the UK with 13.

In 2022, as of January, construction & real estate M&A deals worth $9.05bn were announced globally, marking an increase of 27.8% year on year.

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

The top five M&A deals accounted for 66.02% of the overall value during January 2022.

The combined value of the top five construction & real estate M&A deals stood at $5.98bn, against the overall value of $9.1bn recorded for the month.

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

1) Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust $3.7bn acquisition deal with Resource REIT

2) The $1.2bn acquisition of 51% stake in VIB Vermogen by DIC Real Estate InvestmentsKGaA

3) Holcim $385.16m acquisition deal with PRB Group

4) The $355m acquisition of Jiangsu Zhongnan Construction Group and Nantong Changle by Super Honour Development

5) Barratt Developments $334.75m acquisition deal with Gladman Developments

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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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