Europe construction & real estate industry deals in Q4 2020: Top and total deals revealed
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Europe’s construction & real estate industry sees a rise of 7.1% in deal activity in Q4 2020

27 Jan 2021

Europe’s construction & real estate industry sees a rise of 7.1% in deal activity in Q4 2020

Europe’s construction & real estate industry saw a rise of 7.1% in overall deal activity during Q4 2020, when compared to the four-quarter average, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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A total of 196 deals worth $17.51bn were announced for the region during Q4 2020, against the last four-quarter average of 183 deals.

Of all the deal types, M&A saw most activity in Q4 2020 with 152, representing a 77.6% share for the region.

In second place was private equity with 28 deals, followed by venture financing deals with 16 transactions, respectively capturing a 14.3% and 8.2% 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 $15.2bn, while private equity and venture financing deals totalled $2.14bn and $172.93m, respectively.

Europe construction & real estate industry deals in Q4 2020: Top deals

The top five construction & real estate deals accounted for 67.5% of the overall value during Q4 2020.

The combined value of the top five construction & real estate deals stood at $11.81bn, against the overall value of $17.51bn recorded for the quarter.

The top five construction & real estate industry deals of Q4 2020 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) Samhallsbyggnadsbolaget i Norden’s $6.42bn acquisition of Entra

2) The $1.97bn acquisition of Hd Ejendomme by Heimstaden Bostad

3) PAI Partners’ $1.94bn private equity deal with Apleona

4) The $823.4m acquisition of McCarthy & Stone by MASTIFF BIDCO

5) Wellcome Trust’s acquisition of Urban&Civic for $660.35m.

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.

 

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.