North America’s construction & real estate industry saw a rise of 25.5% in overall deal activity during Q4 2020, when compared to the four-quarter average, according to GlobalData’s deals database.
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A total of 246 deals worth $42.7bn were announced for the region during Q4 2020, against the last four-quarter average of 196 deals.
Of all the deal types, M&A saw most activity in Q4 2020 with 176, representing a 71.5% share for the region.
In second place was private equity with 40 deals, followed by venture financing deals with 30 transactions, respectively capturing a 16.3% and 12.2% share of the overall deal activity for the quarter.
In terms of value of deals, private equity was the leading category in North America’s construction & real estate industry with $25.56bn, while M&A and venture financing deals totalled $16.97bn and $167.31m, respectively.
North America construction & real estate industry deals in Q4 2020: Top deals
The top five construction & real estate deals accounted for 45.8% of the overall value during Q4 2020.
The combined value of the top five construction & real estate deals stood at $19.58bn, against the overall value of $42.7bn recorded for the quarter.
The top five construction & real estate industry deals of Q4 2020 tracked by GlobalData were:
1) The Home Depot’s $8bn acquisition of HD Supply
2) The $3.8bn private equity deal with Monmouth Real Estate Investment by Blackwells Capital
3) West Fraser Timber’s $3.38bn acquisition of Norbord
4) The $2.4bn private equity deal with Front Yard Residential by Ares Management and Pretium Partners
5) Centerbridge Partners Europe’s private equity deal with American Bath Group for $2bn.
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.