Total construction & real estate industry deals for August 2019 worth $25.17bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 55.4% over the previous month and a rise of 76% when compared with the last 12-month average of $14.3bn.

In terms of number of deals, the sector saw a flat growth over the last 12-month average with 196 deals against the average of 196 deals.

In value terms, Asia-Pacific led the activity with deals worth $13.69bn.

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Construction & real estate industry deals in August 2019: Top deals

The top five construction & real estate deals accounted for 65.2% of the overall value during August 2019.

The combined value of the top five construction & real estate deals stood at $16.41bn, against the overall value of $25.17bn recorded for the month.

The top five construction & real estate industry deals of August 2019 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) Sapporo GK's $5.37bn acquisition of UNIZO Holdings Company

2) The $3.91bn acquisition of Currenta by Macquarie Infrastructure And Real Assets

3) GIC's $2.91bn private equity deal with Lendlease International Towers Sydney Trust

4) The $2.46bn private equity deal with 407 International by The CPP Investment Board

5) Great Pacific Capital's acquisition of Canfor for $1.76bn.

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.