Total construction & real estate industry private equity deals in October 2019 worth $2.65bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 66.02% over the previous month and a drop of 13.01% when compared with the last 12-month average, which stood at $3.05bn.

Comparing deals value in different regions of the globe, North America held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $1.82bn. At the country level, the US topped the list in terms of deal value at $1.82bn.

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

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The top country in terms of private equity deals activity in October 2019 was the US with eight deals, followed by the UK with five and China with three.

In 2019, as of the end of October 2019, construction & real estate private equity deals worth $33.59bn were announced globally, marking a decrease of 47.2% year on year.

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

The top five construction & real estate industry private equity deals accounted for 96.3% of the overall value during October 2019.

The combined value of the top five construction & real estate private equity deals stood at $2.56bn, against the overall value of $2.65bn recorded for the month.

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

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

2) The $335.09m private equity deal with Jiqing High Speed Railway by Agricultural Bank of China, China International Capital and Kuwait Investment Authority

3) Flotonic's $314m private equity deal with AFI Development

4) The $300m private equity deal with Kennedy Wilson by Eldridge Industries

5) LimeTree Capital's private equity deal with Soho China for $107m.

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.