US construction & real estate industry sees a drop of 14.8% in deal activity in August 2020

24 September 2020 (Last Updated September 24th, 2020 14:28)

US construction & real estate industry sees a drop of 14.8% in deal activity in August 2020

The US construction & real estate industry saw a drop of 14.8% in overall deal activity during August 2020, when compared with the last 12-month average, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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A total of 52 deals worth $3.83bn were announced in August 2020, compared to the 12-month average of 61 deals.

M&A was the leading category in the month in terms of volume with 39 deals which accounted for 75% of all deals.

In second place was private equity with nine deals, followed by venture financing with four transactions, respectively accounting for 17.3% and 7.7% of overall deal activity in the country's construction & real estate industry during the month.

In terms of value of deals, M&A was the leading deal category in the US construction & real estate industry with total deals worth $3.79bn, while private equity and venture financing deals totalled $22.6m and $8.79m, respectively.

US construction & real estate industry deals in August 2020: Top deals

The top five construction & real estate industry deals accounted for 99.4% of the overall value during August 2020.

The combined value of the top five construction & real estate deals stood at $3.8bn, against the overall value of $3.83bn recorded for the month.

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

1) Builders FirstSource's $2.5bn acquisition of BMC Stock

2) The $900m acquisition of Jernigan Capital by NexPoint Advisors

3) LF Capital Acquisition's $344m acquisition of Landsea

4) The $45m acquisition of Window Installation Specialists by Exchange Income

5) Bjarke Ingels Group, FJ Labs, Lerer Hippeau Ventures, SJF Ventures and Slow Ventures’ venture financing of Phonebooths for $12.5m.

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.