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May 19, 2022

Europe’s construction & real estate industry saw a drop of 21.88% in cross border deal activity during April 2022

By Carmen

Europe’s construction & real estate industry saw a drop of 21.88% in cross border deal activity during April 2022, when compared with the last 12-month average, led by Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria Colombia’s $2.21bn acquisition of SOCIMI and Tree Inversiones Inmobiliarias, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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A total of 25 construction & real estate industry cross border deals worth $3.6bn were announced for the region in April 2022, against the 12-month average of 32 deals.

Of all the deal types, M&A saw most activity in April 2022 with 20 transactions, representing an 80% share for the region.

In second place was private equity with four deals, followed by venture financing deals with one transactions, respectively capturing a 16% and 4% share of the overall cross border deal activity for the month.

In terms of value of cross border deals, M&A was the leading category in Europe’s construction & real estate industry with $2.35bn, while private equity and venture financing deals totalled $1.25bn and $2.74m, respectively.

Europe construction & real estate industry cross border deals in April 2022: Top deals

The top five construction & real estate cross border deals accounted for 98.3% of the overall value during April 2022.

The combined value of the top five construction & real estate cross border deals stood at $3.55bn, against the overall value of $3.6bn recorded for the month.

The top five construction & real estate industry cross border deals of April 2022 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria Colombia $2.21bn acquisition deal with SOCIMI and Tree Inversiones Inmobiliarias

2) The $890.46m private equity of 75% stake in The British Land Co by GIC

3) Industrial Opportunity Partners $350m private equity deal with CNH Industrial

4) The $60.02m acquisition of 60% stake in Fiberline Composites by Gurit

5) Systemair $36.63m acquisition deal with SagiCofim

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Verdict deals analysis methodology

This analysis considers only announced and completed cross border 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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