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July 18, 2019

Europe’s construction & real estate industry sees a rise of 9.4% in deal activity in Q2 2019

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Europe's construction & real estate industry saw a rise of 9.4% in overall deal activity during Q2 2019, when compared to the four-quarter average, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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A total of 187 deals worth $11.41bn were announced for the region during Q2 2019, against the last four-quarter average of 171 deals.

Of all the deal types, M&A saw most activity in Q2 2019 with 149, representing a 79.7% share for the region.

In second place was private equity with 23 deals, followed by venture financing deals with 15 transactions, respectively capturing a 12.3% and 8.02% share of the overall deal activity for the quarter.

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In terms of value of deals, M&A was the leading category in Europe's construction & real estate industry with $9.49bn, while private equity and venture financing deals totalled $1.82bn and $100.43m, respectively.

Europe construction & real estate industry deals in Q2 2019: Top deals

The top five construction & real estate deals accounted for 56.6% of the overall value during Q2 2019.

The combined value of the top five construction & real estate deals stood at $6.46bn, against the overall value of $11.41bn recorded for the quarter. The top announced construction & real estate deal tracked by GlobalData in Q2 2019 was TITAN Cement International's $2.4bn acquisition of Titan CementSA.

In second place was the $1.3bn private equity deal with Domidep by I Squared Capital Advisors and in third place was SIGNA's $1.13bn stake acquisition of Galeria Karstadt Kaufhof.

The $844.01m stake acquisition of HOCHTIEF by Atlantia and Kingspan Group's acquisition of Recticel Flexible Foams and Recticel Insulation for $791.5m 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.

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