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February 23, 2022

Europe’s construction & real estate industry saw a drop of 22.50% in deal activity during January 2022

By Carmen

Europe’s construction & real estate industry saw a drop of 22.50% in deal activity during January 2022, when compared with the last 12-month average, led by DIC Real Estate InvestmentsKGaA’s $1.2bn acquisition of 51% stake in VIB Vermogen, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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A total of 62 construction & real estate industry deals worth $4.5bn were announced for the region in January 2022, against the 12-month average of 80 deals.

Of all the deal types, M&A saw most activity in January 2022 with 47 transactions, representing a 75.8% share for the region.

In second place was private equity with 11 deals, followed by venture financing deals with four transactions, respectively capturing a 17.7% and 6.5% 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 $3.05bn, while private equity and venture financing deals totalled $1.07bn and $358.56m, respectively.

Europe construction & real estate industry deals in January 2022: Top deals

The top five construction & real estate deals accounted for 73.3% of the overall value during January 2022.

The combined value of the top five construction & real estate deals stood at $3.28bn, against the overall value of $4.5bn recorded for the month.

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

1) DIC Real Estate InvestmentsKGaA $1.2bn acquisition deal for 51% stake in VIB Vermogen

2) The $1.02bn private equity deal with Cupa Group by Brookfield Asset Management

3) Holcim $385.16m acquisition deal with PRB Group

4) The $343.67m venture financing deal with Heimkapital by Frank Strauss and yabeo Capital

5) Barratt Developments $334.75m acquisition deal with Gladman Developments

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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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