Europe’s construction & real estate industry sees a rise of 4.8% in deal activity in Q4 2018

26 March 2019 (Last Updated March 27th, 2019 15:47)

Europe’s construction & real estate industry sees a rise of 4.8% in deal activity in Q4 2018

Europe’s construction & real estate industry saw a rise of 4.8% in overall deal activity during Q4 2018, when compared to the last four-quarter average, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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A total of 174 deals worth $11.59bn were announced for the region during Q4 2018, against the four-quarter average of 166 deals.

Of all the deal types, M&A saw most activity in Q4 2018 with 137, representing a 78.7% share for the region.

In second place was private equity with 25 deals, followed by venture financing deals with 12 transactions, respectively capturing a 14.4% and 6.9% share of the overall deal activity for the quarter.

In terms of value of deals, M&A was the leading category in Europe’s construction & real estate industry with $8.29bn, while private equity and venture financing deals totalled $3.22bn and $84.24m, respectively.

Europe construction & real estate industry deals in Q4 2018: Top deals

The top five construction & real estate deals accounted for 51.05% of the overall value during Q4 2018.

The combined value of the top five construction & real estate deals stood at $5.92bn, against the overall value of $11.59bn recorded for the quarter. The top announced construction & real estate deal tracked by GlobalData in Q4 2018 was Quimper’s $1.98bn private equity deal with Ahlsell.

In second place was the $1.25bn acquisition of SSN Group by Consus Real Estate and in third place was Dagon Sverige’s $1.05bn acquisition of A Group Of Retail Assets Sweden(publ).

The $829.68m acquisition of Societe Fonciere Lyonnaise by Inmobiliaria Colonial SOCIMI and Ordu Yardimlasma Kurumu’s asset transaction with Intercement Brasil for $797.45m 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. 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.