US construction & real estate industry sees a rise of 15% in deal activity in December 2020

18 January 2021 (Last Updated January 18th, 2021 18:17)

US construction & real estate industry sees a rise of 15% in deal activity in December 2020

The US construction & real estate industry saw a rise of 15% in overall deal activity during December 2020, when compared with the last 12-month average, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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A total of 69 deals worth $5.84bn were announced in December 2020, compared to the 12-month average of 60 deals.

M&A was the leading category in the month in terms of volume with 51 deals which accounted for 73.9% of all deals.

In second place was private equity with 11 deals, followed by venture financing with seven transactions, respectively accounting for 15.9% and 10.1% 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 $4.65bn, while private equity and venture financing deals totalled $1.13bn and $55.51m, respectively.

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

The top five construction & real estate industry deals accounted for 99.01% of the overall value during December 2020.

The combined value of the top five construction & real estate deals stood at $5.78bn, against the overall value of $5.84bn recorded for the month.

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

1) Blackwells Capital's $3.8bn private equity deal with Monmouth Real Estate Investment

2) The $850m private equity deal with Beacon Roofing Supply by American Securities

3) Primoris Services’ $620m acquisition of Future Infrastructure Holdings

4) The $261.47m merger of Anworth Mortgage Asset and Ready Capital by

5) Wienerberger's acquisition of Meridian Brick for $250m.

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.