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Construction & real estate M&A deals in January 2019 total $15.59bn globally

08 Mar 2019 (Last Updated March 8th, 2019 10:20)

Construction & real estate M&A deals in January 2019 total $15.59bn globally

Total construction & real estate M&A deals in January 2019 worth $15.59bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 91.3% over the previous month and a drop of 32.4% when compared with the last 12-month average, which stood at $23.06bn.

Comparing deals value in different regions of the globe, Asia-Pacific held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $11.64bn. At the country level, Singapore topped the list in terms of deal value at $8.54bn.

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

The top country in terms of M&A deals activity in January 2019 was the United States with 67 deals, followed by the United Kingdom with 17 and China with 17.

Construction & real estate M&A deals in January 2019: Top deals

The top five construction & real estate M&A deals accounted for 82.05% of the overall value during January 2019.

The combined value of the top five construction & real estate M&A deals stood at $12.79bn, against the overall value of $15.59bn recorded for the month.
The top announced construction & real estate M&A deal tracked by GlobalData in January 2019 was CapitaLand’s $8.12bn acquisition of Ascendas and Singbridge.

In second place was Sunac Real Estate Group’s acquisition of Oceanwide Construction GroupLimited for $1.85bn and in third place was Oxford Properties Group’s $1.7bn acquisition of IDI Logistics.

Omega Healthcare Investors’s $600m acquisition of MedEquities Realty Trust and the merger of MedicX Fund and Primary Health Properties for $511.37m held fourth and fifth positions, respectively.

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.

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.