Total construction & real estate M&A deals in Q4 2018 worth $30.27bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.
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The value marked a decrease of 46.5% over the previous quarter and a drop of 61.6% when compared with the last four-quarter average, which stood at $78.72bn.
Comparing deals activity in different regions of the globe, Asia-Pacific held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $17.53bn. At the country level, India topped the list in terms of deal value at $4.7bn.
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 Q4 2018 was the United States with 156 deals, followed by the United Kingdom with 60 and China with 38.
In 2018, as of the end of Q4, construction & real estate M&As worth $276.67bn were announced globally, marking an increase of 65.4% year on year.
Construction & real estate M&A deals in Q4 2018: Top deals
The top five construction & real estate M&A deals accounted for 29.03% of the overall value during Q4 2018.
The combined value of the top five construction & real estate M&A deals stood at $8.79bn, against the overall value of $30.27bn recorded for the quarter.
The top announced construction & real estate M&A deal tracked by GlobalData in Q4 2018 was Petrus HK Co’s $3.12bn acquisition of Hopewell Holdings.
In second place was PT Semen Indonesia (Persero)’s acquisition of PT Holcim Indonesia for $1.75bn and in third place was NTT-SH’s $1.61bn acquisition of NTT Urban Development.
Consus Real Estate’s $1.25bn acquisition of SSN Group and Dagon Sverige’s acquisition of A Group Of Retail Assets Sweden for $1.05bn 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.
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