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April 28, 2022

UK construction & real estate industry sees a rise of 55% in deal activity in March 2022

By Carmen

UK construction & real estate industry saw a rise of 55% in overall deal activity during March 2022, when compared with the last 12-month average, led by Broadgate Five Holdings (Jersey)’s $958.22m acquisition of Bluebutton Holdco five Broadgate (Jersey), according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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A total of 31 deals worth $2.1bn were announced in March 2022, compared with the 12-month average of 20 deals.

M&A was the leading category in the month in terms of volume with 23 deals, which accounted for 74.2% of all deals.

In second place was venture financing with five deals, followed by private equity with three transactions, respectively accounting for 16.1% and 9.7% of overall deal activity in the UK technology industry during the month.

In terms of value of deals, M&A was the leading deal category in the UK construction & real estate industry with total deals worth $2.12bn, while venture financing and private equity deals totalled $9.75m and $0.76m respectively.

UK construction & real estate industry deals in March 2022: Top deals

The top five construction & real estate industry deals accounted for 99% of the overall value during March 2022.

The combined value of the top five construction & real estate deals stood at $2.11bn, against the overall value of $2.13bn recorded for the month.

The top five construction & real estate industry deals of March 2022 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) Broadgate Five Holdings (Jersey) $958.22m acquisition deal with Bluebutton Holdco 5 Broadgate (Jersey)

2) The $574.86m acquisition of McKay Securities by Workspace Group

3) IWG $421.22m acquisition deal with The Instant Group

4) The $124.69m acquisition of R&F Properties VS (UK) by Next Talent Developments

5) Lords Group Trading $30.93m acquisition deal with AW Lumb.

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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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