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April 27, 2021

Europe’s construction & real estate industry saw a rise of 60.00% in cross border deal activity during March 2021

Europe’s construction & real estate industry saw a rise of 60.00% in cross border deal activity during March 2021, when compared with the last 12-month average, led by Swiss Life Asset Managers’ $513.17m acquisition of Threestones Capital Management, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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A total of 32 construction & real estate industry cross border deals worth $883.82m were announced for the region in March 2021, against the 12-month average of 20 deals.

Of all the deal types, M&A saw most activity in March 2021 with 19 transactions, representing a 59.4% share for the region.

In second place was private equity with ten deals, followed by venture financing deals with three transactions, respectively capturing a 31.3% and 9.4% share of the overall cross border deal activity for the month.

In terms of value of cross border deals, private equity was the leading category in Europe’s construction & real estate industry with $720.37m, while venture financing and M&A deals totalled $86.52m and $76.93m, respectively.

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

The top five construction & real estate cross border deals accounted for 93.9% of the overall value during March 2021.

The combined value of the top five construction & real estate cross border deals stood at $830.08m, against the overall value of $883.82m recorded for the month.

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

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

2) The $195.3m private equity deal with Morris Homes by Atlantic Park Strategic Capital Fund GP

3) 360 Capital Partners, Bonsai Partners, Exor Seeds, Greenoaks Capital Management, P101 SGR, Picus Capital and Project A Services GmbHKG’s $59.59m venture financing of CASAVO Management

4) The $35.82m asset transaction with Gor-Stal by Recticel

5) Brian Walker, Evli Growth Partners, Experior Venture Fund, Mark Williamson, Pitango Venture Capital and TDJ Pitango Ventures Advisory’s venture financing of Custom Sp. z o. o for $26.21m.

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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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