Europe’s construction & real estate industry top deal activity in January 2021
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Europe’s construction & real estate industry saw a drop of 25.81% in deal activity during January 2021

18 Feb 2021

Europe’s construction & real estate industry saw a drop of 25.81% in deal activity during January 2021, when compared with the last 12-month average, led by Jiayuan International Group’s $934.57m acquisition of Luyuan Investment Holdings, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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A total of 46 construction & real estate industry deals worth $1.65bn were announced for the region in January 2021, against the 12-month average of 62 deals.

Of all the deal types, M&A saw most activity in January 2021 with 37 transactions, representing an 80.4% share for the region.

In second place was private equity with five deals, followed by venture financing deals with four transactions, respectively capturing a 10.9% and 8.7% 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 $1.65bn, followed by venture financing deals totalled $2.86m.

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

The top five construction & real estate deals accounted for 93% of the overall value during January 2021.

The combined value of the top five construction & real estate deals stood at $1.53bn, against the overall value of $1.65bn recorded for the month.

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

1) Jiayuan International Group’s $934.57m acquisition of Luyuan Investment Holdings

2) The $267.42m acquisition deal with Immofinanz by Aggregate Holdings

3) Aggregate Holdings’ $145.38m acquisition of Sparkassen Immobilien

4) The $98.02m asset transaction with NCC by PensionDanmark A/S (formerly knownPensionDanmark I/S)

5) Supermarket Income REIT’s asset transaction with LaSalle Investment Management for $88.65m.

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.