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April 25, 2022updated 27 Jul 2022 5:26pm

Europe’s construction & real estate industry saw a drop of 9.88% in deal activity during March 2022

By Nikitha Ladda

Europe’s construction & real estate industry saw a drop of 9.88% in deal activity during March 2022, when compared with the last 12-month average, led by Benedict Real Estate Bidco’s $1.52bn acquisition of Hibernia REIT, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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A total of 73 construction & real estate industry deals worth $4.4bn were announced for the region in March 2022, against the 12-month average of 81 deals.

Of all the deal types, M&A saw most activity in March 2022 with 57 transactions, representing a 78.1% share for the region.

In second place was private equity with eight deals, followed by venture financing deals with eight transactions, respectively capturing an 11% and 11% 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 $4.33bn, while venture financing and private equity deals totalled $39m and $0.76m, respectively.

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

The top five construction & real estate deals accounted for 86.7% of the overall value during March 2022.

The combined value of the top five construction & real estate deals stood at $3.78bn, against the overall value of $4.4bn recorded for the month.

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

1) Benedict Real Estate Bidco $1.52bn acquisition deal with Hibernia REIT

2) The $958.22m acquisition of Bluebutton Holdco 5 Broadgate (Jersey) by Broadgate Five Holdings (Jersey)

3) Workspace Group $574.86m acquisition deal with McKay Securities

4) The $421.22m acquisition of The Instant Group by IWG

5) Fomento de Construcciones y Contratas $312.13m acquisition of 24% stake in Metrovacesa

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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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