Europe’s construction & real estate industry top cross border deal activity in July 2021
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Europe’s construction & real estate industry saw a rise of 36.00% in cross border deal activity during July 2021

30 Aug 2021

Europe’s construction & real estate industry saw a rise of 36% in cross border deal activity during July 2021, when compared with the last 12-month average, led by Castellum’s $758.1m acquisition of Kielo, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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A total of 34 construction & real estate industry cross border deals worth $1.8bn were announced for the region in July 2021, against the 12-month average of 25 deals.

Of all the deal types, M&A saw most activity in July 2021 with 22 transactions, representing a 64.7% share for the region.

In second place was private equity with 11 deals, followed by venture financing deals with one transactions, respectively capturing a 32.4% and 2.9% share of the overall cross border deal activity for the month.

In terms of value of cross border deals, M&A was the leading category in Europe’s construction & real estate industry with $1.07bn, followed by private equity deals totalled $712.67m.

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

The top five construction & real estate cross border deals accounted for 100% of the overall value during July 2021.

The combined value of the top five construction & real estate cross border deals stood at $1.79bn, against the overall value of $1.79bn recorded for the month.

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

1) Kielo $758.1m acquisition deal with Castellum

2) The $712.67m private equity of 50% stake in Vivenio Residencial Socimi by First State Super Fund

3) Heimavellir Hf $195.62m acquisition deal with Heimstaden

4) FPE Investments RE10,FPE Investments RE5,FPE Investments RE6 and Frankenthal $111.12m acquisition deal with Frasers Logistics & Commercial Trust

5) The $9.56m acquisition of ProCon Danmark by Integrated Wind Solutions

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.