Europe’s construction & real estate industry saw a rise of 57.14% in cross border deal activity during December 2020

21 January 2021 (Last Updated February 12th, 2021 07:31)

Europe’s construction & real estate industry saw a rise of 57.14% in cross border deal activity during December 2020, when compared with the last 12-month average, led by Heimstaden Bostad’s $1.97bn acquisition of Hd Ejendomme, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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A total of 33 construction & real estate industry cross border deals worth $5.07bn were announced for the region in December 2020, against the 12-month average of 21 deals.

Of all the deal types, M&A saw most activity in December 2020 with 26 transactions, representing a 78.8% share for the region.

In second place was private equity with six deals, followed by venture financing deals with one transactions, respectively capturing an 18.2% and 3.03% 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 $3.12bn, while private equity and venture financing deals totalled $1.94bn and $12.11m, respectively.

Europe construction & real estate industry cross border deals in December 2020: Top deals

The top five construction & real estate cross border deals accounted for 95.2% of the overall value during December 2020.

The combined value of the top five construction & real estate cross border deals stood at $4.83bn, against the overall value of $5.07bn recorded for the month.

The top five construction & real estate industry cross border deals of December 2020 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) Heimstaden Bostad’s $1.97bn acquisition of Hd Ejendomme

2) The $1.94bn private equity deal with Apleona by PAI Partners

3) Bestinver and Meridiam’s $579.07m asset transaction with Acciona

4) The $216.9m acquisition of Sofibus Patrimoine Societe Anonyme by SEGRO

5) Adapteo’s acquisition of Stord Innkvartering for $119.72m.

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.