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Total construction & real estate industry deals for May 2019 worth $11.65bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 17.5% over the previous month and a drop of 42.6% when compared with the last 12-month average of $20.28bn.

In terms of number of deals, the sector saw a drop of 3.5% over the last 12-month average with 191 deals against the average of 198 deals.

In value terms, North America led the activity with deals worth $5.11bn.

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

The top five construction & real estate deals accounted for 58.2% of the overall value during May 2019.

The combined value of the top five construction & real estate deals stood at $6.78bn, against the overall value of $11.65bn recorded for the month. The top announced construction & real estate deal tracked by GlobalData in May 2019 was Park Hotels & Resorts’ $2.7bn acquisition of Chesapeake Lodging Trust.

In second place was the $1.98bn acquisition of Holcim Philippines by First Stronghold Cement Industries and in third place was City Developments‘ $799.59m acquisition of Sincere Property Group.

The $680m acquisition of Control4 by SnapAV and LondonMetric Property’s acquisition of A & J Mucklow Group for $615.73m held fourth and fifth positions, respectively.

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.