North America’s construction & real estate industry top deal activity in January 2021
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North America’s construction & real estate industry saw a rise of 11.59% in deal activity during January 2021

21 Feb 2021

North America’s construction & real estate industry saw a rise of 11.59% in deal activity during January 2021, when compared with the last 12-month average, led by LafargeHolcim’s $3.4bn acquisition of Firestone Building ProductsLLC, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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A total of 77 construction & real estate industry deals worth $8.12bn were announced for the region in January 2021, against the 12-month average of 69 deals.

Of all the deal types, M&A saw most activity in January 2021 with 62 transactions, representing an 80.5% share for the region.

In second place was private equity with eight deals, followed by venture financing deals with seven transactions, respectively capturing a 10.4% and 9.1% 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 $6.09bn, while private equity and venture financing deals totalled $1.92bn and $103.38m, respectively.

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

The top five construction & real estate deals accounted for 98.7% of the overall value during January 2021.

The combined value of the top five construction & real estate deals stood at $8.01bn, against the overall value of $8.12bn recorded for the month.

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

1) LafargeHolcim’s $3.4bn acquisition of Firestone Building ProductsLLC

2) The $2.64bn merger deal with Landcadia Holdings III and The Hillman Group

3) EQT Partners’ $1.87bn private equity deal with Exeter Property Group

4) The $50m private equity deal with Four Springs Capital Trust by Goldman Sachs Vintage Funds

5) Foundry Group, Greycroft Partners and Maveron’s venture financing of Caliza for $45m.

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.