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November 23, 2021updated 27 Jul 2022 5:41pm

North America’s construction & real estate industry saw a drop of 5.06% in deal activity during October 2021

North America’s construction & real estate industry saw a drop of 5.06% in deal activity during October 2021, when compared with the last 12-month average, led by Iris Acquisition II’s $5.7bn acquisition of Cominar Real Estate Investment Trust, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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A total of 75 construction & real estate industry deals worth $9.3bn were announced for the region in October 2021, against the 12-month average of 79 deals.

Of all the deal types, M&A saw most activity in October 2021 with 53 transactions, representing a 70.7% share for the region.

In second place was private equity with 12 deals, followed by venture financing deals with ten transactions, respectively capturing a 16% and 13.3% share of the overall deal activity for the month.

In terms of value of deals, M&A was the leading category in North America’s construction & real estate industry with $8.21bn, while private equity and venture financing deals totalled $950m and $103.2m, respectively.

North America construction & real estate industry deals in October 2021: Top deals

The top five construction & real estate deals accounted for 98.6% of the overall value during October 2021.

The combined value of the top five construction & real estate deals stood at $9.13bn, against the overall value of $9.3bn recorded for the month.

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

1) Iris Acquisition II $5.7bn acquisition deal with Cominar Real Estate Investment Trust

2) The $1.68bn acquisition of Atrium European Real Estate by Gazit Hercules 2020

3) Blue Owl Capital $950m private equity deal with Oak Street Real Estate Capital

4) The $495.3m acquisition of Fibra HD Servicios SC by Fibra Plus

5) Jones Lang LaSalle $300m acquisition deal with Building Engines

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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.

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