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Construction & real estate industry M&A deals in Q4 2020 total $2.29bn in UK

27 Jan 2021 (Last Updated January 28th, 2021 20:53)

Construction & real estate industry M&A deals in Q4 2020 total $2.29bn in UK

Total construction & real estate industry M&A deals in Q4 2020 worth $2.29bn were announced in the UK, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 593.93% over the previous quarter and a rise of 42.2% when compared with the last four-quarter average of $1.61bn.

The UK held a 3.8% share of the global construction & real estate industry M&A deal value that totalled $59.95bn in Q4 2020.

In terms of deal activity, the UK recorded 40 deals during Q4 2020, marking a rise of 11.1% over the previous quarter and a drop of 4.8% over the last four-quarter average.

The UK construction & real estate industry M&A deals in Q4 2020: Top deals

The top five construction & real estate industry M&A deals accounted for 85.8% of the overall value during Q4 2020.

The combined value of the top five construction & real estate M&A deals stood at $1.96bn, against the overall value of $2.29bn recorded for the quarter.

The top five construction & real estate industry deals of Q4 2020 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) MASTIFF BIDCO’s $823.4m acquisition of McCarthy & Stone

2) The $660.35m acquisition of Urban&Civic by Wellcome Trust

3) Connells’ $263.21m acquisition of Countrywide

4) The $114.51m acquisition of Oriental Peak by New Global Developments

5) ZGC King William’s acquisition of First King Properties for $98.56m.

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.