Total construction & real estate industry M&A deals worth $825m were announced in Europe in October 2022, led by Akelius Residential Property’s $416.9m acquisition of 12.2% stake in Castellum, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 65.5% over the previous month of $2.39bn and a drop of 75.6% when compared with the last 12-month average of $3.38bn.

Europe held a 21.43% share of the global construction & real estate industry M&A deal value that totalled $3.85bn in October 2022. With a 10.83% share and deals worth $416.9m, Sweden was the top country in Europe’s M&A deal value across construction & real estate industry.

In terms of M&A deal activity, Europe recorded 37 deals during October 2022, marking a decrease of 24.49% over the previous month and a drop of 45.59% over the 12-month average. The UK recorded 11 deals during the month.

Europe construction & real estate industry M&A deals in October 2022: Top deals

The top five construction & real estate industry M&A deals accounted for 99.1% of the overall value during October 2022.

The combined value of the top five construction & real estate deals stood at $817.55m, against the overall value of $825m recorded for the month.

The top five construction & real estate industry M&A deals of October 2022 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) Akelius Residential Property’s $416.9m acquisition deal for 12.2% stake in Castellum

2) The $229.88m acquisition of DPS Engineering by Arcadis

3) G-Group’s $96.61m asset transaction deal with Bonava

4) The $43.28m acquisition of Billi, Billi (UK) and Billi Australia by Strix

5) Thermador Groupe’s $30.89m acquisition deal with DPI