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Europe’s construction & real estate industry saw a rise of 33.33% in deal activity in Q1 2021

04 May 2021 (Last Updated May 4th, 2021 18:14)

Led by $5.19bn acquisition of CA Immobilien Anlagen by SOF-11 Klimt CAI S.a.r.l, Europe’s construction & real estate industry saw a rise of 33.33% in 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 249 deals worth $18.72bn were announced for the region during Q1 2021, against the last four-quarter average of 186.75 deals.

Of all the deal types, M&A saw most activity in Q1 2021 with 185 deals, representing a 74.3% share for the region.

In second place was private equity with 40 deals, followed by venture financing deals with 24 transactions, respectively capturing a 16.1% and 9.6% share of the overall deal activity for the quarter.

In terms of value of deals, M&A was the leading category in Europe’s construction & real estate industry with $13.7bn, while private equity and venture financing deals totalled $4.88bn and $141.3m, respectively.

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

The top five construction & real estate deals accounted for a 68.8% share of the overall value during Q1 2021.

The combined value of the top five deals stood at $12.88bn, against the overall value of $18.72bn recorded for the quarter.

The top five construction & real estate industry 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 $2.25bn acquisition of Klovern by Corem Property Group

3) Trubnaya Metallurgicheskaya Kompaniya’s $2.11bn acquisition of ChelPipe

4) The $2.1bn private equity deal with ASTM by Nuova Argo Finanziaria

5) Cambridge BidCo’s private equity with RDI REIT for $1.22bn.