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May 6, 2021

Europe’s construction & real estate industry saw a rise of 17.19% in cross border deal activity in Q1 2021

Led by $5.19bn acquisition of CA Immobilien Anlagen, Europe’s construction & real estate industry saw a rise of 17.19% in cross border deal activity during Q1 2021, when compared to the last four-quarter average, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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A total of 75 cross border deals worth $8.55bn were announced for the region during Q1 2021, against the last four-quarter average of 64 deals.

Of all the deal types, M&A saw most activity in Q1 2021 with 49 deals, representing a 65.3% share for the region.

In second place was private equity with 22 deals, followed by venture financing deals with four transactions, respectively capturing a 29.3% and 5.3% share of the overall cross border deal activity for the quarter.

In terms of value of cross border deals, M&A was the leading category in Europe’s construction & real estate industry with $6.96bn, while private equity and venture financing deals totalled $1.5bn and $89.65m, respectively.

Europe construction & real estate industry cross border deals in Q1 2021: Top deals

The top five construction & real estate cross border deals accounted for an 86.6% share of the overall value during Q1 2021.

The combined value of the top five cross border deals stood at $7.41bn, against the overall value of $8.55bn recorded for the quarter.

The top five construction & real estate industry cross border deals of Q1 2021 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) SOF-11 Klimt CAI S.a.r.l’s $5.19bn acquisition of CA Immobilien Anlagen

2) The $934.57m acquisition of Luyuan Investment Holdings by Jiayuan International Group

3) Swiss Life Asset Managers’ $513.17m private equity deal with Threestones Capital Management

4) The $404.33m private equity deal with Budimex Nieruchomosci by Cornerstone Partners and Crestyl Real Estate

5) Insight Partners’ private equity with iad France for $361.98m.

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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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