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February 18, 2022

Europe’s construction & real estate industry saw a drop of 34.38% in cross border deal activity during January 2022

By Carmen

Europe’s construction & real estate industry saw a drop of 34.38% in cross border deal activity during January 2022, when compared with the last 12-month average, led by Brookfield Asset Management’s $1.02bn private equity deal with Cupa Group, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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A total of 21 construction & real estate industry cross border deals worth $1.5bn were announced for the region in January 2022, against the 12-month average of 32 deals.

Of all the deal types, M&A saw most activity in January 2022 with 14 transactions, representing a 66.7% share for the region.

In second place was private equity with five deals, followed by venture financing deals with two transactions, respectively capturing a 23.8% and 9.5% share of the overall cross border deal activity for the month.

In terms of value of cross border deals, private equity was the leading category in Europe’s construction & real estate industry with $1.07bn, while M&A and venture financing deals totalled $397.74m and $14.73m, respectively.

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

The top five construction & real estate cross border deals accounted for 99.6% of the overall value during January 2022.

The combined value of the top five construction & real estate cross border deals stood at $1.48bn, against the overall value of $1.5bn recorded for the month.

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

1) Brookfield Asset Management $1.02bn private equity deal with Cupa Group

2) The $385.16m acquisition of PRB Group by Holcim

3) Starwood Capital Group Management $56.48m private equity deal for 22% stake in DoveVivo

4) The $14.73m venture financing of Evernest by Bonsai Partners,Kibo Ventures and Prudence

5) MCG global $6.8m acquisition deal with DCB (Kent)

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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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