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September 28, 2021

Europe’s construction & real estate industry saw a drop of 23.19% in deal activity during August 2021

Europe’s construction & real estate industry saw a drop of 23.19% in deal activity during August 2021, when compared with the last 12-month average, led by Castellum’s $4.1bn acquisition of Kungsleden, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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A total of 53 construction & real estate industry deals worth $7.2bn were announced for the region in August 2021, against the 12-month average of 69 deals.

Of all the deal types, M&A saw most activity in August 2021 with 32 transactions, representing a 60.4% share for the region.

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In second place was private equity with 13 deals, followed by venture financing deals with eight transactions, respectively capturing a 24.5% and 15.1% 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 $5.07bn, while private equity and venture financing deals totalled $1.99bn and $128.73m, respectively.

Europe construction & real estate industry deals in August 2021: Top deals

The top five construction & real estate deals accounted for 96.6% of the overall value during August 2021.

The combined value of the top five construction & real estate deals stood at $6.94bn, against the overall value of $7.2bn recorded for the month.

The top five construction & real estate industry deals of August 2021 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) Castellum $4.1bn acquisition deal with Kungsleden

2) The $998.26m private equity of Ente Nazionale di Previdenza ed Assistenza dei Medici e degli Odontoiatri (ENPAM) by Apollo European Principal Finance Fund III

3) Aermont Capital $973.48m private equity deal with Keepmoat Homes

4) The $693.35m acquisition of 11.8% stake in Entra by Castellum

5) Cementos Molins $177.99m acquisition deal with Calucem

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