Europe’s construction & real estate industry sees a rise of 10.3% in deal activity in June 2019

15 July 2019 (Last Updated August 26th, 2019 08:49)

Europe’s construction & real estate industry sees a rise of 10.3% in deal activity in June 2019

Europe's construction & real estate industry saw a rise of 10.3% in deal activity during June 2019, when compared with the last 12-month average, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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A total of 64 construction & real estate industry deals worth $3.22bn were announced for the region in June 2019, against the 12-month average of 58 deals.

Of all the deal types, M&A saw most activity in June 2019 with 49 transactions, representing a 76.6% share for the region.

In second place was private equity with nine deals, followed by venture financing deals with six transactions, respectively capturing a 14.1% and 9.4% share of the overall deal activity for the month.

In terms of value of deals, M&A was the leading category in Europe's construction & real estate industry with $1.82bn, while private equity and venture financing deals totalled $1.31bn and $84.39m, respectively.

Europe construction & real estate industry deals in June 2019: Top deals

The top five construction & real estate deals accounted for 93.1% of the overall value during June 2019.

The combined value of the top five construction & real estate deals stood at $3bn, against the overall value of $3.22bn recorded for the month. The top announced construction & real estate deal tracked by GlobalData in June 2019 was I Squared Capital Advisors’ $1.3bn private equity deal with Domidep.

In second place was the $1.13bn stake acquisition of Galeria Karstadt Kaufhof by SIGNA Holding and in third place was Toppan Printing's $436.55m acquisition of INTERPRINT.

The $75.96m acquisition of Superior Choice by New Pursue and Frog Capital, Israel Growth Partners and Target Global's venture financing of McMakler for $56.6m held fourth and fifth positions, respectively.

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.