Total construction & real estate industry deals for October 2019 worth $24.55bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 11.6% over the previous month and a rise of 65.2% when compared with the last 12-month average of $14.86bn.

In terms of number of deals, the sector saw a rise of 2% over the last 12-month average with 209 deals against the average of 205 deals.

In value terms, North America led the activity with deals worth $16.42bn.

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

The top five construction & real estate deals accounted for 74.9% of the overall value during October 2019.

The combined value of the top five construction & real estate deals stood at $18.38bn, against the overall value of $24.55bn recorded for the month.

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

1) Prologis’ $12.6bn acquisition of Liberty Property Trust

2) The $2.99bn acquisition of Keppel by Kyanite Investment Holdings

3) SoftBank Group's $1.5bn private equity deal with WeWork Companies

4) The $725m acquisition of Milgard Manufacturing by MI Windows and Doors

5) Future Retail's asset transaction with Future Enterprises for $564.8m.

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.