Total construction & real estate industry private equity deals in August 2019 worth $8.94bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 539.6% over the previous month and a rise of 311.8% when compared with the last 12-month average, which stood at $2.17bn.

Comparing deals value in different regions of the globe, Asia-Pacific held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $5.59bn. At the country level, Australia topped the list in terms of deal value at $2.91bn.

In terms of volumes, North America emerged as the top region for construction & real estate industry private equity deals globally, followed by Europe and then Asia-Pacific.

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The top country in terms of private equity deals activity in August 2019 was the US with six deals, followed by the UK with four and Canada with two.

In 2019, as of the end of August 2019, construction & real estate private equity deals worth $23.32bn were announced globally, marking a decrease of 60% year on year.

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

The top five construction & real estate industry private equity deals accounted for 88.7% of the overall value during August 2019.

The combined value of the top five construction & real estate private equity deals stood at $7.93bn, against the overall value of $8.94bn recorded for the month.

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

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

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

3) Allianz Finance VII Luxembourg and Gaw Capital Partners's $1.14bn private equity deal with Ophir-Rochor Commercial

4) The $794m private equity deal with NVC Lighting Holding by KKR Asian Fund III

5) GIC's private equity deal with IRB Infrastructure Developers for $621.72m.

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.