Europe’s construction & real estate industry top deal activity in May 2021
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Europe’s construction & real estate industry saw a rise of 6.56% in deal activity during May 2021

29 Jun 2021

Europe’s construction & real estate industry saw a rise of 6.56% in deal activity during May 2021, when compared with the last 12-month average, led by Vonovia’s $36.42bn acquisition of Deutsche Wohnen, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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A total of 65 construction & real estate industry deals worth $43.9bn were announced for the region in May 2021, against the 12-month average of 61 deals.

Of all the deal types, M&A saw most activity in May 2021 with 50 transactions, representing a 76.9% share for the region.

In second place was private equity with 11 deals, followed by venture financing deals with four transactions, respectively capturing a 16.9% and 6.2% 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 $40.85bn, while private equity and venture financing deals totalled $2.87bn and $143.55m, respectively.

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

The top five construction & real estate deals accounted for 98.4% of the overall value during May 2021.

The combined value of the top five construction & real estate deals stood at $43.18bn, against the overall value of $43.9bn recorded for the month.

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

1) Vonovia’s $36.42bn acquisition of Deutsche Wohnen

2) The $2.84bn private equity deal with John Laing Group by KKRInc

3) Brighton Bidco’s $2.13bn acquisition of St. Modwen Properties

4) The $1.25bn acquisition of Chryso by Compagnie de Saint-Gobain

5) sprav. spol., Tatra Asset Management and Wood & Company Investicni Spolecnost’s acquisition of 60% stake in Aupark for $548.73m.

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.