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US construction & real estate industry sees a rise of 42.19% in deal activity in April 2021

25 May 2021

US construction & real estate industry saw a rise of 42.19% in overall deal activity during April 2021, when compared with the last 12-month average, led by $11.01bn merger of Realty Income and VEREIT, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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A total of 91 deals worth $17.2bn were announced in April 2021, compared with the 12-month average of 64 deals.

M&A was the leading category in the month in terms of volume with 70 deals, which accounted for 76.9% of all deals.

In second place was private equity with 13 deals, followed by venture financing with eight transactions, respectively accounting for 14.3% and 8.8% of overall deal activity in the US technology 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 $16.98bn, followed by venture financing deals totalled $184.46m.

US construction & real estate industry deals in April 2021: Top deals

The top five construction & real estate industry deals accounted for 99.1% of the overall value during April 2021.

The combined value of the top five construction & real estate deals stood at $17bn, against the overall value of $17.2bn recorded for the month.

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

1) The $11.01bn merger of Realty Income and VEREIT

2) The $3.87bn merger of Kimco Realty and Weingarten Realty Investors

3) Herman Miller’s $1.8bn acquisition of Knoll

4) The $250m asset transaction deal with Preferred Apartment Communities by Highwoods Properties

5) Air Liquide Venture Capital, BASF Venture Capital, Bill Joy, BP Capital, Breakthrough Energy Ventures, CPP Investment Board Singaporean Holdings I, Imperative Ventures, John Doerr, Kleiner Perkins, LafargeHolcim, OGCI Climate Investments, Piva, Prelude Ventures, Total Carbon Neutrality Ventures International and Zero Carbon Partners’ venture financing with Solidia Technologies for $78m.

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.