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August 23, 2021

Construction & Real Estate industry M&A deals total $9.2bn globally in July 2021

Total construction & real estate industry M&A deals worth $9.2bn were announced globally in July 2021, led by Gemini Jersey JV L.P’s $1.64bn acquisition of GCP Student Living, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 45.1% over the previous month of $16.67bn and a drop of 36.6% when compared with the last 12-month average, which stood at $14.44bn.

Comparing M&A deals value in different regions of the globe, Europe held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $4.2bn. At the country level, the UK topped the list in terms of deal value at $2.97bn.

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 July 2021 was the US with 47 deals, followed by the China with 16 and the UK with 12.

In 2021, as of July, construction & real estate M&A deals worth $120.89bn were announced globally, marking an increase of 116.1% year on year.

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

The top five M&A deals accounted for 71.4% of the overall value during July 2021.

The combined value of the top five construction & real estate M&A deals stood at $6.53bn, against the overall value of $9.2bn recorded for the month.

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

1) GCP Student Living $1.64bn acquisition deal with Gemini Jersey JV L.P

2) The $1.58bn acquisition of Henry by Carlisle Companies

3) Turner & Townsend $1.32bn acquisition deal for 60% stake in CBRE Titan AcquisitionLimited

4) The $758.1m acquisition of Kielo by Castellum

5) Shengdu Home Renovation $1.24bn acquisition deal with KE Holdings

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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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